Victoria Bouloubasis is a journalist, food writer and filmmaker based in the U.S. South. She explores identity attached to food, its connection to labor and migration, and workers' rights. Her work includes reporting from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Greece and Italy.
She is a 2018 James Beard Award nominee for local impact journalism. Her writing and films have appeared in The Guardian, The American Prospect, Bon Appetit, Travel + Leisure, The Local Palate, PBS.org, Whetstone Magazine, Guernica, Modern Farmer, Rodale News, and INDY Week, where she served as the food editor for two years and as a chief contributor since 2008. She was a 2017 International Women's Media foundation Adelante fellow to El Salvador and Guatemala. In 2017, Southern Living included Victoria in its list of "30 Incredible Women Moving Southern Food Forward." In 2018 she was among 12 selected for a filmmakers workshop at UC Berkeley's Investigative Reporting Program. She currently works as a producer for Markay Media on the PBS series "A Chef's Life."
Victoria earned a master's degree from the Folklore program in American Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2016. She graduated from UNC's School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2005, with a focus on news writing and a second B.A. in Spanish. (Full resume and academic CV available upon request.)