I have a new piece in the Washington Post’s On Parenting column on the pictures of Alan Kurdi, and why they touched us when so many others had not:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2015/09/08/our-children-could-be-on-that-beach-too/

I teach medieval English at the University of Bonn, and write about literature, food, immigration, and dance.

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