Jordan Kisner is an essayist and cultural critic, and the author of the forthcoming, Thin Places, which will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in March 2020. Her work has appeared in n+1, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, The Believer, The Guardian, The American Scholar, California Sunday, The Best American Essays 2016, and others. Kisner is also the recipient of a Pushcart Prize. She is the former director of The Bellwether, teaches creative writing at Columbia University, and serves as a mentor-editor for the Op-Ed Project.