I’m a writer and researcher living in Chicago.
I write essays and poetry about culture, language, and fitness (and myself). My research is focused on advertising and the efficacy and efficiency of communication.
My debut essay collection, Beyond Measure, came out from Sarabande in 2018. I received MFAs from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program and a BA in creative writing and Spanish from Brown University.
Beyond Measure is an exploration of the rituals, routines, metrics and expectations through which we attempt to quantify and ascribe value to our lives. How much can data tell us?
Rachel Arndt’s collection demonstrates beautifully the marvelous ability of the personal essay to carve out of the ordinary events of everyday life a piece of shaped experience. –Vivian Gornick, author of The Odd Woman and the City
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The Sexism of American Kitchen Design
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