Danielle Amir Jackson is a Memphis-born writer and editor whose essays on literature, music, and film have appeared in the New York Times, the AtlanticBookforum, the American Scholar, the Criterion Collection, and more. She is at work on her first book, about women in the blues, forthcoming from FSG.

Danielle was appointed editor-in-chief of the Oxford American in 2021. During her tenure, the OA received the Whiting Foundation’s Literary Magazine Prize and was a finalist for the American Society of Magazine Editors’s award for General Excellence and the James Beard Foundation’s general excellence award for food writing.