As an editor and freelancer since 2011, I have reported and written on a variety of subjects from food culture to the changing American attitudes towards Muslim women, to the recent events at the University of Virginia as first reported by the Rolling Stone. During my two years in Berlin, I wrote a column for NPR’s Berlin station that explored the emerging food culture in Germany. I was one of the first to see this reassertion of German identity through food develop and to write about its significance in light of Germany’s troubled past.
I have written for The New York Times, Al Jazeera America, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Daily Beast, among many others. I have an M.A. in arts and culture reporting from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. in Foreign Affairs and Middle East studies from the University of Virginia. I have a knack, strengthened by my educational background, for identifying emerging trends, and the meaning of important cultural shifts, as my work shows. My main interests are books, film, food, women’s rights, and Islamophobia.