About Me

I am a writer, artist, and educator. I was born in Rîmnicu Vîlcea, a small town in Romania (then the Socialist Republic of Romania). I lived in Bucharest for most of my teens. And I moved to the United States in my early twenties to pursue my 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 currently based in Cleveland, Ohio, where I have become immersed in the literary scene and immigration advocacy. 

My writing has been published in The Comparatist, Tint Journal, World Literature Today, on the Global Cleveland website, and in two philosophy book collections, Ecosophical Aesthetics: Art, Ethics and Ecology with Guattari and Phenomenology of the Broken Body. I was awarded the Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies for my literary scholarship. 

My current projects include a book of essays about immigration in the United States and a novel set in Bucharest in the days preceding the 1989 Romanian revolution.