Creative nonfiction, personal essay, memoir, flash nonfiction, travel writing, journalism, epilepsy, epileptic colonies, the Eugenics movement, Buck v. Bell, addiction, genetics & inheritance, stigma, fertility & menstruation, prison systems, gender studies, feminist theory, conflict resolution, and so on.
Amanda is currently an MFA creative nonfiction candidate and graduate teaching assistant at George Mason University. She has taught English composition at GMU for 3 semesters and will continue to do so in the upcoming spring semester. Her MFA thesis focuses on epilepsy with a blend of research and personal narrative. Her research targets stigma and misunderstandings of epileptics throughout history; the personal narrative focuses on her own experiences as an epileptic, her grandmother’s experiences as an epileptic, and what it truly means to inherit something.
Amanda received her associate's degree from Finger Lakes Community College and her bachelor's degree from St. Lawrence University.