Writer / PhD / Maker of Internet
My name is Annie, and I'm all of those things. In 2011, I completed a PhD at the University of Texas, where I wrote my dissertation on the history of the gossip industry. I spent several years teaching - at a hippy progressive school; at a liberal arts college - while side-hustling writing online. In 2014, I made that side-hustle my main-hustle, and now I write long things for BuzzFeed.
My first book, Scandals of Classic Hollywood comes out September 30th from Plume/Penguin Press. Based on my column for The Hairpin, only with 98.7% all-new scandal.
Likes: Idaho, Oscar Isaac, Campari
Dislikes: Bros, Olives, Jimmy Stewart