Cynthia R. Greenlee

Cynthia Greenlee
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Dr. Cynthia Greenlee joined the UGA Press as Editor-at-Large in September 2021.

She is a James-Beard-award-winning independent historian, editor and writer based in North Carolina. She is currently senior editor at The Counter, a nonprofit newsroom that focuses on investigative journalism and the business, politics, and culture of food. She is co-editor (with Kemi Alabi and Janna A. Zinzi) of The Echoing Ida Collection (Feminist Press, 2021). Greenlee earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a doctorate in history at Duke University. Her work has been selected for Best American Food Writing and recognized in Best American Essays and has also appeared in publications as diverse as The AtlanticElleEssenceLongreadsLiterary HubThe NationThe New York TimesOxford AmericanScalawagSmithsonianViceVox and The Washington Post. As an editor, Greenlee has occupied staff, consulting or contributing writer posts at CatapultRewire.NewsPrism and Zocalo Public Square.