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Stephanie Elizondo Griest

Stephanie Elizondo Griest is the author of Mexican Enough: My Life Between the Borderlines (Washington Square/Simon & Schuster, 2008), and Around the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing, and Havana (Villard/Random House, 2004). She has also written for the New York Times, Washington Post, the Believer, and Oxford American. Her coverage of the US/Mexico borderlands won a Richard J. Margolis Award. She is an assistant professor of creative nonfiction at UNC-ChapelĀ Hill.


Photography by Stacy Kranitz

Chiefing in Cherokee

Fall 2016 | Reporting

Stephanie Elizondo Griest reports on American Indians in Cherokee, North Carolina surviving in a tourism economy while preserving their cultural identity.