is a freelance journalist who writes about Turkish and Greek culture, politics, and history for a variety of publications. Her other work has been published in PRI's The World, the Ploughshares blog, Gastronomica, EurasiaNet, and The Guide Istanbul, to name a few. For six years, Maria lived in Istanbul, where she taught at Boğaziçi University. Her essay, “Roots Like Museum Pieces” is forthcoming in the collection, Expat Sofra: Recipes of Foreign Life in Turkey. Maria received her MSt in Modern Greek from the University of Oxford, and her BA in English Literature from Drew University.