Barbara Sostaita is a writer and scholar living in Chicago. She is an assistant professor in the Latin American and Latino studies program at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Her articles have appeared in in The Nation, Bitch, Teen Vogue, and Remezcla. Her first book, under contract at Duke University Press, documents moments of fugitive care and excess intimacy on the migrant trail.
While at MacDowell, she worked on her second book, part memoir and part ethnography, a collection of essays on her father's conversion to Christianity, his work ministering to undocumented people in the rural south, and the reasons her family left Argentina.
Portrait by Alex Morelli