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Maria Eliades is a Greek-American writer, journalist, editor, researcher, and non-profit communications professional who lives in New York. Maria covers politics, culture, art, literature, fashion, travel, food, and leisure in Turkey, Greece, and the United States.

Her bylines include work for the Ploughshares blog, The Times Literary Supplement, The Journal of Levantine Studies, The PuritanPRI’s The World, EurasiaNet, and Time Out Istanbul. You can view her Contently portfolio, or just a selection of her writings here.

To contact Maria for freelance editorial or content work, write to her here or on Twitter.

Hot Off the Press

My latest in my interview series for the Ploughshares blog: Talking about the mutability of American identity, writing an Armenian diaspora novel, and the downside to reinvention with Chris McCormick, author of The Gimmicks.

Expat Sofra has finally been published! The anthology features essays by 33 foreign women who have lived in Turkey, including yours truly. Available in English and Turkish, every essay is accompanied by a recipe. My essay, “Roots Like Museum Pieces” (“Müze Kalıntıları Gibi Kökler”) is about a trip I took around Turkey with my father and uncle to where their parents were born, about a bittersweet realization, and about what it means to be Greek in Turkey.

If you live in Turkey, you can buy your copy online or in bookstores.