Dana Walrath, a writer, artist and anthropologist likes to cross borders and disciplines with her work. After years of using stories and art to teach medical students at University of Vermont’s College of Medicine, she spent 2012-2013 as a Fulbright Scholar in Armenia where she completed her first book, Like Water on Stone a verse novel about the Armenian genocide of 1915. Loosely based on the story of her grandmother, Like Water on Stone is a Notable Book for a Global Society Award Winner, a Bank Street Best Book of 2015, a Vermont Book Award Finalist, and more. Her just released graphic memoir, Aliceheimer’s blends the story of life with her mother, Alice, before and during dementia, with stories from Armenia. She has spoken extensively about the role of comics in healing throughout North America and Eurasia including TEDx talks. She has also shown her artwork in a variety of venues throughout North America and Eurasia. Her recent essays have appeared in Slate and Foreign Policy.
Dana Walrath’s BA is from Barnard College, Columbia University, MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and PhD in Anthropology from University of Pennsylvania.