Date of Award

Spring 5-5-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Creative Writing

First Advisor

Professor Peter Selgin

Second Advisor

Dr. Allen Gee


"Where Are You From?" is an essay collection that seeks to answer the question of where someone is from. Their birthplace or the last place that they lived? The place where they have lived the longest, or the place that they identify with most with? The eleven essays in this collection engage these questions and others in an attempt to reconcile the author's deep-seated and pervasive sense of dislocation. In settings ranging from the Shetland Islands to Greece to Chicago, this collection explores what it means to call a place home––or not.

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