Eirini Vryza

Student (English and Philosophy), University of St Andrews
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About Eirini Vryza

Hi! I am Eirini Vryza (I often go by Irene). I am a student at the University of St Andrews, and I study English and Philosophy! I am particularly interested in ecocriticism as a critical approach to literature, and I love logic and philosophy of language in philosophy. I have also been quite impressed with object-oriented ontology, and I'd say that although my focus is primarily logic and philosophy of language, one of my favorite philosophers is Peter Singer! In my research project I will be looking at local narratives about nature and how anthropocentrism can be excluded from our collective narratives towards nature by exploring modern Greek literature (prose) and using object-oriented ontology, material ecocriticism and blue humanities as theoretical frameworks. 

I am very engaged in effective altruism, particularly in the areas of animal welfare and climate change, and I am also part of the amazing organization that is in St Andrews and many other university called One For The World, which promotes effective giving for global health and extreme poverty. 

I am a/an:

Undergraduate Scholar

Area of Expertise

Environment Humanities

Research Topic

Ecology Literature Philosophy

Laidlaw Cohort Year

2021

University

University of St Andrews

I am from:

Greece

I speak:

Arabic English Greek Spanish

My hobbies/interests are:

Foreign languages Nature & environment Politics & current events Volunteering

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes

Yes

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University of St Andrews