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Alissa Wilkinson covers movies and culture for Vox. Since 2006, her work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Bon Appétit, the Washington Post, Vulture,, the Atlantic, Books & Culture, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Paste, Pacific Standard, and others. Alissa is a member of the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics, and was a 2017-18 Art of Nonfiction writing fellow with the Sundance Institute. Before joining Vox, she was the chief film critic at Christianity Today.

Alissa’s book We Tell Ourselves Stories is forthcoming from Liveright, and her book Salty: Lessons on Eating, Drinking, and Living from Revolutionary Women (Broadleaf) was released in June 2022. She is also the co-author, with Robert Joustra, of How to Survive the Apocalypse: Zombies, Cylons, Faith, and Politics at the End of the World (Eerdmans, 2016). Alissa holds an MA in humanities and social thought from New York University and an MFA in creative nonfiction writing from Seattle Pacific University, and is currently earning an MS in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.

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