Selected Publications

Here is a roundup of some of my favorite publications:

“My Family’s Immigration Would Have Been Considered ‘Illegal’ Too,” Teen Vogue, 12 April 2017.

“The Cruel Hypocrisy of Trump’s Sudden Concern for Refugee Children,” Vox11 April 2017.

“Was the Art of S-Town Worth the Pain?” The Atlantic9 April 2017.

“How to Support Refugees with a Microresistance Campaign,” Teen Vogue, 8 February 2017.

“In Trump’s America, Regular People are the New Freedom Fighters,” Muftah, 31 January 2017.

“I’m a Syrian refugee in Texas. I have no idea when I’ll see my children again,” Vox, 30 January 2017 (as-told-to piece written with Nadia Al Moualem).

“The Devastating Cost of Anti-Refugee Rhetoric Fueled by Donald Trump,” Washington Post, 4 November 2016.

“How to Listen Across Boundaries of Power,” Geez Magazine, issue 42, Summer 2016.

“How to Become Woke,” SheLoves Magazine, 18 July 2016.

“It’s a Brave Thing to Be a Muslim Iraqi Refugee in Texas,”, 29 February 2016.

Bishop and Brazil, dissertation, University of Texas at Austin, defended in 2014.


Translations of poems by Adélia Prado, Image Journal, 91, Winter 2017.

“Dinner with Dona Adélia,” Image Journal, 91, Winter 2017.

Translations of poems by Lêdo Ivo, Poetry Daily (, 20 August 2016.

Translations of poems by Lêdo Ivo, Image Journal, 89, Summer 2016.