I write about food, migration, dance, motherhood, and literature. In my work, I am particularly interested in exploring the ways food relates to culture, the positive uses of imperfection, and the future of the humanities.

My work has appeared in the New York TimesTimes Literary SupplementLongreads, Los Angeles Review of BooksSouthwest Review, The Yale Review, Petits Propos Culinaires, Serious EatsWashington Post, The Atlantic, AeonPolitico EuropeZócalo Public Square, and the The Marginalia Review of Books, among other outlets.

My essays have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the James Beard Foundation’s MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award, and received the McGinnis-Ritchie Award for nonfiction. One piece has been included in Best American Essays 2016, edited by Jonathan Franzen and Bob Atwan, with others selected as notables in 2013, 2017, and 2018. My work has also been reprinted in Best Food Writing 2017, edited by Holly Hughes, and in Jay McInerney’s Wine Reads: A Literary Anthology of Wine Writing (2018). I recently served as nonfiction judge for the Sonora Review’s 2017 writing contest.

I am represented by Emma Parry at Janklow & Nesbit, New York.

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

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