Shark attacks still haunt residents of La Réunion. After a spike in shark attacks around the French island of La Réunion in the Indian Ocean, residents searched for ways to restore their sense of safety in the waters that surround them. NPR's All Things Considered, July 2015.

When immigration detention means losing your kids. A deported mother fought for five years to regain custody of her children. Lawyers warned cases of separated families could multiply under the Trump administration. NPR's Morning Edition, December 2017.


Paris Begins Construction of Urban Refugee Camp. The city of Paris embarked on its latest effort to rehouse migrants living in tent cities throughout Paris. Marketplace, August 2016.


Liberté and Securité. This episode reported for the Panoply podcast Life of the Law explored the complicated interplay of civil liberties and anti-terror laws in France. It follows a man held under house arrest for over two months after the Paris attacks of 2015. Life of the Law, May 2016.

This podcast episode for PRI's World in Words explores the Canadian French/English mash-up called Chiac, in which people say things like "J'ai backé mon car dans le driveway." The World in Words, March 2016.



Mount Vernon on the Seine. A replica of George Washington's home is up for sale in the French suburbs. It's biography intersects with French colonial history, The Great Depression and the evolution of American vernacular architecture. Lapham's Quarterly, March 2017.

The artisanal coffee movement has arrived in France - but with a French twist. “People would walk in and be, like, ‘What are you?’ ” David Flynn recalls of the early days after he opened a coffee shop called Télescope in Paris. The Washington Post, May 2016.

In a country that stresses assimilation, this museum highlights the contributions of immigrants. France's national museum of immigration history celebrates its tenth anniversary. The Washington Post, July 2017.

Over Dues. American synagogues are questioning the "dues system" of membership, but can these congregations subsist on a pay-as-you-wish model? Tablet, October 2015.