I am a scholar and writer.

I teach and research medieval English literature at the University of Bonn.

I also write essays for the public, on topics such as food, dance, migration, and literature. My current obsession is with imperfection in all its forms.

I am the organizer of the Bonn Lectures in the Public Humanities, one of the hosts of the London Review of Books podcast miniseries, Close Readings: Encounters with Medieval Women, and a columnist at the Times Literary Supplement.

I am available for scholarly talks, readings of my creative work, workshops on public writing for academics, and one-on-one coaching for scholars hoping to write for the general public.

You can reach me via irinaalexandradumitrescu (at) gmail.com, and keep up with what I’m writing at https://irinadumitrescu.substack.com. I am represented by Emma Parry at Janklow & Nesbit.