Nomi Stone’s transnational research, spanning the Middle East and the United States, focuses on the politics and representation of difference in the context of contemporary war and its diasporic aftermath. Her current book manuscript in progress, "Human Technologies and the Making of American War" is a political phenomenology of American Empire. She earned a PhD in Anthropology at Columbia, an MFA in Poetry at Warren Wilson and has a Masters of Philosophy in Modern Middle East Studies from Oxford. She has a Bachelors of Arts in French Literature from Dartmouth and was a Fulbright Scholar in Tunisia. Her first collection of poems, Stranger’s Notebook (TriQuarterly 2008) is inspired by her fieldwork in North Africa and her second collection of poems Kill Class (Tupelo 2019) is based on fieldwork within war trainings in mock Middle Eastern villages constructed by the U.S. military across America. Her publications include pieces in Cultural Anthropology and the Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, and her poems appear or are forthcoming in The New Republic, Bettering American Poetry 2017, The Best American Poetry 2016, The Best Emerging Poets 2014-15, Guernica, The New England Review, and elsewhere.
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