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Mara's Story

Stylish. Determined. Prepared for disaster (1972)

Stylish. Determined. Prepared for disaster (1972)

Thank you for visiting my website featuring a selection of writing that’s appeared in an eclectic mix of publications including Alimentum, BioStories, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Embodied Effigies, Entropy, Eunoia Review, The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, The Hairpin, The Magnolia Review, Jewrotica, Memoir Mixtapes, Mothers Always Write, The Nervous Breakdown and Pentimento. 

I’m a writer, public speaker, civic activist and mother working on a collection of autobiographical stories about family and resilience. I have a doctorate in political science and am a senior fellow at the Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University where I served on the faculty of the Urban Studies Program. I have provided commentary and analysis for the BBC, NPR, the History Channel and local public radio and television stations. My scholarship has appeared in peer-reviewed publications including Urban Affairs Review, Political Research Quarterly, PS: Political Science and Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, Sociological Forum and othersMy op-eds have been featured in The Los Angeles Daily News, La Opinion, New American Media, Los Angeles Business Journal and National Civic Review. A partial list appears here.

My greatest joy is cultivating meaningful connections with other humans. I'd love to hear from you, so feel free to send me a message here. Thanks again for visiting my site.