About Me

I am a writer, artist, and educator. I was born in Rîmnicu Vîlcea, a small town in 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. I am working on a collection of literary essays about immigration, an academic project on human rights literature, and conducting research on the U.S. asylum process for the InterReligious Task Force on Central America.