Konstandina Dounis

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Dr Konstandina Dounis is a cultural historian and literary translator with a particular interest in immigrant stories and their impact on the Australian literary canon.   Greek-Australian literature, history and culture has been the axis around which her research has revolved. Her doctoral research, The Shadow and the Muse: Journeys within the thematic tapestry inherent in Greek-Australian women’s writing entails extensive forays into unearthing immigrant women’s texts, examining their propensity to challenge canonical formations, to enrich historical documentation and to widen the parameters of their diasporic community. She is a prolific translator of both poetry and prose, from Modern Greek to English, and has an extensive list of publications in this regard.

Dr Konstandina Dounis’ parallel passion is teaching, a preoccupation that she has been proud and exhilarated to engage in throughout her working life. She currently teaches within the Faculty of Education, with a focus on the following units:

1303: Understanding Learning and Learners

1304: Understanding Teaching for Learning 

4006: Transition and Professional Engagement 


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Australian literature
  • Greek-Australian Literature
  • Diaspora
  • Women's History
  • Women's Writing