As a journalist, Sarah Smarsh has reported on socioeconomic class, politics, and public policy for The New Yorker and Harper’s online, The Guardian, VQR, Pacific Standard, Longreads, Guernica, the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, and many others. She is a Shorenstein Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government during the spring 2018 semester. Sarah has taught creative writing and journalism at Washburn University, Columbia University, Ottawa University, the Writing Barn (Austin, Tex.), and the Lawrence (Kan.) Arts Center. Her book Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth will be published in September. She lives in Kansas.