Ryan SchnurrI’m a writer, scholar and teacher from northeast Indiana. My first book, In the Watershed: A Journey Down the Maumee River, is out now from Belt Publishing. (You can hear me talk about the the book here.) 

My essays and reportage have appeared in Atlas Obscura, Old Northwest Review, Midwestern Gothic and Belt Magazine, among other publications. Pieces I’ve written have been selected for the anthologies Rust Belt Chicago (Belt, 2017) and Voices from the Rust Belt (Picador, 2018).

Currently, I’m a doctoral student at Purdue University, where I received the 2016-2017 Lynn Fellowship in American Studies. I’ve also taught and studied at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Huntington University. Before graduate school, I worked as a writer, editor and photojournalist for a series of publications in northeast Indiana.

Email: ryanschnu@gmail.com. Twitter: @ryan_schnurr.