IRINA DUMITRESCU is an essayist and scholar of literature. She has published in the Atlantic, The Yale Review, Southwest Review, Longreads, The Washington Post, Politico Europe, and Petits Propos Culinaires, among others, and been reprinted in Best American Essays 2016 and Best Food Writing 2017. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the James Beard Foundation’s MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award, and received the McGinnis-Ritchie Award for nonfiction. She is the editor of Rumba Under Fire: The Arts of Survival from West Point to Delhi (Punctum Books, 2016) and the author of The Experience of Education in Anglo-Saxon Literature (Cambridge, 2018). A graduate of the University of Toronto and Yale, she is currently Professor of English Medieval Studies at the University of Bonn.