Photo by David Hiller.

Photo by David Hiller.

Lauren Du Graf has written about film, art, music, and literature for The New York Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, Playboy, The Oxford American Magazine, and elsewhere. She holds a PhD in English and Comparative Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.

She is originally from Seattle, Washington, and is a proud product of public schools, from kindergarten to PhD.