She writes a column at The Paris Review Daily on the art and artifacts of opera fandom. Her writing on culture, history, music, social justice, and art has also appeared online at Harper’s, Lapham’s Quarterly, Longreads, Hyperallergic, VAN Magazine, The Atlantic, L.A. Review of Books, Avidly, New Republic, The Village Voice, History Today, GOOD, LitHub, The Establishment, Noisey (VICE), The New York Times, and other publications.
Sister Helen Prejean writes, “Provocative and highly informative, Alison Kinney’s Hood considers this seemingly neutral garment accessory and reveals it to be vexed by a long history of violence, from the Grim Reaper to the KKK and beyond–a history we would do well to address, and redress. Readers will never see hoods the same way again.”
- “History in Wax” (Lapham’s Quarterly) was selected by as a Longreads Best of 2016: Under-Recognized Stories pick. Thanks, Tove Danovich!
- “The Uses of Orphans,” published by The New Inquiry, was chosen as a Notable for Best American Essays 2016.
- HOOD was published by Bloomsbury Publishing (Interviews, reviews & ordering info)