Samantha Neugebauer is an American writer based in the United Arab Emirates. She teaches at NYU Abu Dhabi, serves as an editor for The Painted Bride Quarterly, and is a co-producer for the podcast Slush Pile. Previously, she 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.