I was born in Boston and, besides a stint in San Francisco, was raised in Massachusetts and Connecticut with my three younger siblings and a dog named Pando. Since then, I’ve lived in New York, Cape Town, Washington, DC, and Maine. Now I live in Chicago, where I’m getting my PhD in film and media studies at Northwestern. Other than academic journals, I write about books and movies and culture for sites like The AtlanticLiterary Hub, and The Los Angeles Review of Books