Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Hilal Isler

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: St. Paul, MN
MacDowell fellowships: 2019

Hilal Isler is an essayist interested in borders, transnational identities, and the Turkish diaspora. Her recent work has been published in the Paris Review Daily, Literary Hub, Catapult, Electric Literature, and The Rumpus, and is forthcoming in The Cut and the LA Review of Books. She holds a doctorate from UPenn and teaches social justice at the University of Minnesota. At MacDowell she wrote about her evolving relationship to religion, and about the first Sufi saint (Rabia of Basra), part of her essay collection centering untold/under-told stories from the Muslim world.



Hilal Isler worked in the MacDowell studio.

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