Loyola University Chicago

Writing Program

Valer Popa

Part-Time Instructor



Valer Popa was born in Bucharest, Romania and immigrated to the States through the Visa Lottery Program. He is a graduate of The University of Chicago and Cornell University's MFA program in Fiction. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Chicago Magazine, The Believer, and elsewhere.


  • BA, University of Chicago
  • MFA, Cornell University

Research Interests

  • Creative Writing (Fiction and Nonfiction)