I am a writer, journalist, and editor formerly based in Berlin, now back in my native Virginia. If I had one word to describe what I write about, it’s “culture,” which means that I write about everything: from the changing American attitude towards Muslim women to the politics of literary prizes to food as a cultural manifestation.

My work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Paris Review Daily, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Al Jazeera, among many others. I have a Master in arts and culture journalism from Columbia University and a Bachelor in Middle East studies and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia. Currently, I am the writer and editor at UVA’s Frank Batten School of Public Policy and Leadership.