I am a writer, teacher, and scholar currently based in Columbus, Ohio.

My scholarly work focuses on migration, asylum, borders, and their representation in life narrative, with particular attention to Mediterranean migration to Europe, and a focus on the Italian context. I hold degrees from Sarah Lawrence College (MFA) and Agnes Scott College (BA) and am currently in the Comparative Studies doctoral program at the Ohio State University, where I also co-founded the Migration Studies Working Group.

My teaching engages students in the areas of cultural studies, global studies, and literature and film, with an emphasis on developing students’ critical communication skills.

Recent poetry chapbooks include TREAD (Opo 2018) and Océano (dancing girl 2017).