A Chicana from South Texas, Stephanie Elizondo Griest is the author of three travel memoirs that explore Latina/o cultural identity: Around the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing, and Havana; Mexican Enough: My Life Between the Borderlines; and All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands. She has also written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Oxford American, VQR, and The Believer, and her reporting has won a Richard Margolis Award for Social Justice. Here at UNC-Chapel Hill, she teaches Intro and Advanced Creative Nonfiction, Travel Writing, and Memoir as Witness. Visit her website at StephanieElizondoGriest.com.
Associate Professor and Margaret Shuping Fellow of Creative Nonfiction
Creative Writing Program, Department of English & Comparative Literature