Oksana Marafioti

A US-American writer of Amernian and Russian Romani descent, Oksana Marafioti is the author of American Gypsy: A Memoir (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012). Her writing brings together both her childhood memories from the Soviet Union and her experiences as an immigrant in the United States where she moved with her parents at age fifteen. Next to her memoir, her writings have appeared in magazines such as Rumpus, Slate, and Times as well as in several literary magazines and anthologies. Besides being a writer, Marafioti is a classically trained pianist and holds BS in Cinematography from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas as well as an MFA in Creative Writing. Marafioti was a 2013 Black Mountain Institute-Kluge Center Fellow and teaches creative writing at University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

At ASL, she will be teaching two classes in the winter term of 2020/21.

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Prof. Oksana Marafioti
Picador Guest Professor for Literature
Room GWZ 3 5.14 | Phone: 0341/9737333
Office Hours: by appointment (remotely)

http://americanstudies.uni-leipzig.de/faculty/marafioti
oksana.marafioti@uni-leipzig.de