Vicki Valosik is a freelance writer, as well as an editorial director and faculty member at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where she teaches graduate-level writing courses. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Smithsonian Magazine, Slate, American Scholar, US News & World Report, Huffington Post, Washington Post Magazine, Philadelphia Inquirer, and several literary journals and anthologies. She holds an M.A. in Nonfiction Writing from Johns Hopkins University and an M.A. in Sociology from the University of South Alabama.
Vicki is currently working on a book on the history of women’s swimming and aquatic performance, from vaudeville mermaids to Olympic synchronized swimming. She is also a synchronized swimmer herself and has presented on the history of the sport as a keynote speaker at the 2017 International Sports and Leisure History Colloquium at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), and at the 2019 Congress of the International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport in Madrid.