I am a writer, artist, and educator. I was born in Rîmnicu Vîlcea, a small town in Romania, during the communist period, and I lived in Bucharest for most of my teens. I moved to the United States in my early twenties 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 currently based in Cleveland, Ohio, where I have become immersed in the literary scene and immigration advocacy. I am working on an academic project on representations of forced migration in humanitarian, media, and cultural narratives. I am also conducting research for the InterReligious Task Force on Central America, and occasionally teaching for Literary Cleveland.
My writing has been published in The Comparatist, Tint Journal, World Literature Today, the Global Cleveland newsletter, and in two philosophy book collections, Ecosophical Aesthetics: Art, Ethics and Ecology with Guattari and Phenomenology of the Broken Body.