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Liesl Schwabe is a 2018-2019 Fulbright Scholar in Kolkata, India, where she currently teaches Creative Nonfiction at Presidency, the oldest modern university in Asia. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Off Assignment, and Creative Nonfiction, among other publications.
Liesl also directs the Writing Program at Yeshiva College. For over a decade, she has been supporting undergraduates at Yeshiva in their transition to college, while working to help them strengthen and share their voices, on and off the page.
Liesl's teaching is based on the belief that literacy, imagination, and critical thinking are essential to a healthy Democracy. An advocate of international educational exchange and people-to-people diplomacy, Liesl looks to foster a sense of global citizenship and understanding within her writing and her classroom.
Originally from Akron, Ohio, Liesl lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and two children.