Dr. Marilena Zackheos is a scholar, poet, and music maker. She holds a BA in Philosophy and a BA in English Language and Literature from University of Virginia, an MA in English Studies from Queen Mary, University of London, as well as an MPhil and a PhD in English from George Washington University. She has published on postcolonial literary and cultural studies, psychoanalysis and trauma, gender and sexuality. She is co-editor of Vile Women: Female Evil in Fact, Fiction, and Mythology (2014), From Cyprus With Love (2016) and Education in a Multicultural Cyprus (2017). She is Director of the Cyprus Center for Intercultural Studies and Assistant Professor of Social Sciences at the University of Nicosia. Her first poetry collection Carmine Lullabies was published in February 2016. Her music album Oh My was released in March 2017 under the band name Grendel Babies.