A globetrotting author and educator.

Stephanie Elizondo Griest is the author of the award-winning travel memoirs Around the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing, and Havana and Mexican Enough: My Life Between the Borderlines, the best-selling guidebook 100 Places Every Woman Should Go, and the forthcoming All the Agents & Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands. As a national correspondent for The Odyssey, she once drove 45,000 miles across America, documenting its history. She has won a Hodder Fellowship to Princeton, a Viebranz Professorship to St. Lawrence University, the Margolis Award for Social Justice Reporting, and a Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Gold Prize. A renowned speaker, Stephanie has taught and performed around the globe, and is currently Assistant Professor and Margaret R. Shuping Fellow of Creative Nonfiction at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Learn more about Stephanie »
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Recent Blog Posts

  • 2016: Year in Review

    Feliz 2017, everyone, and farewell to 2016. Between Syria, Brexit, Orlando, and our electoral apocalypse, it’s hard...
  • Indigenous People’s Day

    As more and more communities across the United States are (righteously) celebrating Indigenous People's Day instead...
  • May Day Update

    Happy International Workers’ Day! Hard to believe it’s been a year since my last blog post. I recently joined...