Nektaria Petrou has an MA in Modern Greek Studies, a Postgraduate Diploma in Byzantine Studies, and a BA in Honors English Literature and Classics. She has published essays in The Huffington Post, Al-Monitor, Daily Sabah, and Mashallah News. Her short story “The Evil-Eye Expert” won an honorable mention in Ruminate Magazine’s 2015 Story Contest. Other pieces will soon be published in Sixfold and The Shanghai Literary Review. Nektaria recently completed a novel set in Istanbul, where she lives and works.