Alison Grifa

Alison Grifa Ismaili

Senior Instructor
MFA, Louisiana State University

237-E Allen Hall


Alison Grifa Ismaili earned her BA in English at Barnard College, Columbia University and her MFA in Creative Writing at LSU. She has studied, taught, and lived in North and West Africa as well as all over the Americas. Before coming to academia, she worked in the U.S. publishing industry and in emergency operations at the United Nations. Her writing explores issues of migration, transnationalism, and cultural conflict. At LSU, she teaches Writing and Literature.

Area(s) of Interest

Fiction, Narrative Forms, Writing, Film, and English for Speakers of Other Languages

Curriculum Vitae