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Professor of Creative Nonfiction
Creative Writing Program, Department of English & Comparative Literature

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 HavanaMexican 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 TimesWashington PostOxford AmericanVQR, 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