Joselyn Takacs is a Provost PhD Fellow in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Southern California. She holds an MFA in fiction from Johns Hopkins University. In 2016, she was featured as one of Narrative magazine’s Top Writers Under 30. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Narrative, The Rumpus, Tin House’s Flash Fridays, DIAGRAM, Los Angeles Review of Books, Columbia: A Journal of Art and Literature, and elsewhere. She teaches writing at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where she is at work on a novel.