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Selected Writing



“Roots Like Museum Pieces.” Expat Sofra: Culinary Tales of Foreign Women in Turkey. Eds. Katherine Belliel and Francesca Rosa. Alfa Kitap. 2019.

“Müze Kalıntıları Gibi Kökler.” Expat Sofra: Türkiye’de Yaşan Yabancı Kadınların Mutfak Hikayeleri. Editörler Katherine Belliel ve Francesca Rosa. Alfa Kitap. 2019.

There’s No Place Like Home?The Puritan. Winter 2019.

Istanbul is a Moveable Feast.” The Journal of Levantine Studies. Vol. 8 No. 2. Winter 2018.

Leaving Istanbul.” The Puritan. Fall 2017. *Notable Essay, Best American Essays 2018* *Pushcart Prize 2018 Nominated*

Articles and Reviews

The Position of English.” Ploughshares blog. 9 March 2019.

In Brief: Istanbul, Review of Stamboul Ghosts.” The Times Literary Supplement. 15 February 2019.

Womanhood in A.E. Stallings’ Like.” Ploughshares blog. 11 October 2018

A Sweet Legacy: On the Hunt for the Best Baklava in Queens.” Culinary Backstreets. 2 May 2018.

In Brief: Greek Fiction, Review of Loxandra.The Times Literary Supplement. 9 March 2018.

Turkish Female Cartoonists Get Political -Tackling Oppression With Humor.PRI’s The World: Across Women’s Lives. 3 July 2017.

What We Need Most: A Review of Sabahattin Ali’s Madonna in a Fur Coat.” Versopolis. 21 May 2017.

Turkish Journalist Ahmet Şık Held in Prison, Yet Again.”  Muftah. 17 April 2017.

A Blackout By Any Other Name.” Ploughshares blog. 2 November 2016.

The Wonders of The Grand Bazaar.” with Antoine Remise and Julius Motal. Time Out Istanbul. June 2015.

Turkish Artists Coming Home.” Liberty Mag. 27 December 2013.

Fasten Your Seatbelts.” Travel. Time Out Istanbul. October 2012.

Objects of Nostalgia: The Museum of Innocence.” The Guide Istanbul. January/February 2013.

Giyçek: Where Dress Up is For Grown Ups.” The Guide Istanbul. January/February 2013.

Turkey: Istanbul’s Greek Schools Struggle amid Funding Shortage.” EurasiaNet. 29 July 2011.

Eating Real in the City.” Gastronomica. 2010.

Greek musicians a force on Istanbul’s vibrant music scene.” Hürriyet Daily News. 7 March 2010.


Letters/Επιστολές.” Rosetta World Literatura. Issue 04.