I write about Ukrainian history, politics, and culture for a variety of publications. My first book, Ukraine Is Not Dead Yet: A Family Story of Exile and Return, was published by ibidem Press in 2023.
My work has appeared in outlets including The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Atlantic, The Nation, The New Republic, n+1, NPR’s All Things Considered, The American Scholar, and The New York Times Book Review. I am a former editor at The Wilson Quarterly, the flagship publication of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where I edited longform journalism and wrote a column that covered trends in scholarly publications.
I have been traveling to and studying the former Soviet Union for almost two decades, including a year spent living in Ukraine as a Fulbright Fellow. I've also received fellowships from the German-American Fulbright Commission, the Logan Nonfiction Program at the Carey Institute of Global Good, and the London Library. I was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and hold a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Chicago and an MFA in creative nonfiction from Goucher College. I currently live in New York City.