Danielle Amir Jackson is a Memphis-born writer and in 2021, was appointed editor-in-chief of the Oxford American. During her tenure, the OA received the Whiting Foundation’s Literary Magazine Prize and was a finalist for awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors and the James Beard Foundation. Danielle’s writing on literature, music, and film has 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.