I am a Georgetown graduate student studying Arabic language & literature, currently living in Amman, Jordan. I’ve worked as a researcher, writer, and editor covering subjects ranging from Mediterranean pirates to gender issues in global health to food in Morocco. You can download a full C.V. here.
Other research and writing interests include (at the moment) the body & public discourse, politics of representation & culture, literacy, food, and rights-based approaches to development.
This site links to my food blog, my writing, and my photography. I routinely post links, stories, and photos that catch my eye. I am currently working on a cookbook of recipes inspired by Moroccan cuisine, and in the past I’ve worked as a freelance writer and editor on subjects ranging from travel in Morocco to international public health. I’ve reviewed everything from films to festivals to books to apps.
Email me: ann [dot] gaul [at] gmail [dot] com
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A North Carolina native, Anny is a Tarheel born and a Tarheel bred, and when she dies she’ll be a Tarheel dead. After graduating from Yale she joined the Peace Corps, working in southern Morocco as a small business development volunteer and as a member of Peace Corps Morocco’s Gender and Development Committee. A weblog of her experiences in Morocco can be found here, and yes, she did learn to make her own yogurt and granola in the Peace Corps. She also taught yoga and painted a community mural with kids. It was the Peace Corps, after all. She likes the outdoors, photography, mountains, reading, to ride her bicycle, container gardening, BBC dramas, and good food and drink.
Sometimes she throws a football.