Vicki Valosik

Writer & Editor


I am a freelance writer and an editor at Georgetown University, where I also teach a graduate-level writing workshop. I write about education, gender, science & innovation, travel, cross-cultural issues with a focus on the Middle East, and synchronized swimming. Not only is synchronized swimming the subject of several of my articles, but it's also my hobby—I compete on a team in Washington DC—and my research passion. I am currently working on a book on the social history of synchronized swimming, a sport with a much deeper story than meets the eye! 

My writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Smithsonian Magazine, Slate, US News & World Report, Huffington Post, Washington Post Magazine, American Scholar, Philadelphia Inquirer, Al-Fanar Media, Washingtonian, International Educator, GOOD Magazine, and Mobile Bay Monthly, as well as in several literary journals and anthologies. I hold a master's degree in nonfiction writing from Johns Hopkins University and a master's degree in sociology from the University of South Alabama.

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