I am an educator, researcher, and writer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


I teach small seminars, large lectures, and writing-intensive courses for undergraduate and graduate students. They all ask and answer a version of this question: What is writing and how does it work in the world?

Learn more about my teaching. 

Graduate Teaching
Undergraduate Teaching

My research spans the United States, Latin America, and Eastern Europe, where I work with immigrants, transnational families, and community organizations.

Explore my current projects. 

American By Paper
Writing for Love and Money
Writing to Heal

 I use writing to create art, putting the words together in ways that strike me as beautiful and as true.

Learn more about my writing.

Blog, Writing in the World
Memoir, Fieldwork