Born and raised in Romania, I spent my formative childhood years in a small town called Rîmnicu Vîlcea, and my teens and college years in Bucharest. In my mid-twenties, I moved to the United States to pursue a Ph.D. degree in Comparative Literature and Feminist Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara. My research and teaching have explored postcolonial literatures and cultures, transnational feminist theory, human rights, globalization, and forced migration.

I am now based in Cleveland, Ohio, where I contribute to migrant justice work in partnership with different local organizations and teach in the writing program at Case Western Reserve University.