Samantha Neugebauer is an MFA candidate at Johns Hopkins University, an editor for The Painted Bride Quarterly, and a co-producer for the podcast Slush Pile. Previously, she taught at NYU Abu Dhabi and worked in student affairs with first-year students. She has worked in: China, Italy, England, Germany, Greece, Oman, and elsewhere.
Her work can be found in The Offing, Ploughshares, Columbia Journal, Singapore Unbound among others. She is a winner of the 2019 Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation Creativity Award for her novella “Transit الحياة عبر” (co-written with poet Amna AlHarmoodi). Her short story “Moving/Singing Through the Lands of Men” won honorable mention in Glimmer Train’s 2019 Winter Fiction Competition.
She likes thinking, reading, and writing about the American Dream in literature, 中国梦, coercive control, nationalism, mothers and daughters, body shaming, class and labor, and the intersection of cosmopolitanism and literature.
M.S.Ed University of Pennsylvania; B.A. New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study