PhD Student, Communication Studies, Concordia University
2017 – MA English Creative Writing, Concordia University
2015 – BA Honours English Literature, University of Winnipeg
Eileen Mary Holowka is a writer, editor, and PhD student who also makes games and music. Her current research focuses on feminist social media practices, “sick women,” and vulnerable acts of resistance. She has published on self-imaging, Instagram, online affective labour, and the intersections of media and trauma. For her master’s thesis, she created a digital narrative called circuits about the act of narrating sexual trauma within institutional spaces. Eileen also has plenty of experience working in theatre, including an intensive week-long workshop in London, England with ZUUK where she created a project that explored the intersections of performance and games. In 2017, she worked in a team to create a playable art project (Place des ALTs) for Montreal’s largest ever public art event, KM3.