Maura Finkelstein

Maura Finkelstein is a Philadelphia-based writer, ethnographer, and Associate Professor of Anthropology at Muhlenberg College, in Allentown, PA. She is the author of The Archive of Loss: Lively Ruination in Mill Land Mumbai (Duke University Press, 2019). Other academic writing has appeared in several publications, including Anthropological Quarterly, Cultural Anthropology, City and Society, and GLQ. She was was a Tin House Summer Workshop participant in Nonfiction in 2020 and is currently at work on a memoir about her time on the PBS historical recreation reality television show, Texas Ranch House. An essay from that memoir, “On Less Convenient Histories,” was published in Post45 in 2021 and nominated for a Pushcart.