Amanda Dee is a writer and apparition of the Midwest. She has nearly a decade of experience researching diverse subject matter – ranging from university sexual assault policies to biomarkers of early-stage Parkinson’s disease to puppets – for publication and production. She writes for Sixty Inches from Center, an online arts publication and archiving initiative in Chicago that primarily centers art and writing outside of the mainstream. As the former editor-in-chief of Dayton City Paper, the alt-weekly in Dayton, Ohio, she directed coverage of news, arts, and culture in the region. She also served as the associate producer of the oral history podcast Moral Courage Radio: Ferguson Voices, which documented perspectives from the Ferguson community in the wake of the 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown. Currently, she is working on a collection of personal essays for her MFA in creative nonfiction thesis at Northwestern University and is a reader for the literary journal TriQuarterly. She has two cats who were born without tails, a phenomenon she has also researched. By day, she works at a medical school. Find her work here.
Author photo by Momoko Fritz.