I’m a writer, reporter, oral historian, teacher and photographer.

My reporting has been featured in The Washington Post, UrbanTurf, India Abroad, News-India Times and The Indian American magazine.

My first book was published in 2021. “Shaw, LeDroit Park and Bloomingdale in Washington, D.C.: An Oral History,” tells the story of life in D.C.’s most gentrified neighborhood over the last 70 years through reporting, oral history, personal narrative, and photography.

Now I’m working on a project telling the story of second-generation Indian American immigrants and how we develop our identities. You can read a bit of it in the New York Times here.

In 2022 and 2023, the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities awarded me with a fellowship to support my humanities work.

I’m also a teacher: in the past, I’ve taught high school journalism, GRE and GMAT test prep, and yoga. Recently, I’ve been leading writing and oral history workshops.

You can find me at shilpi.malinowski@gmail.com.