Liana Aghajanian Detroit-based Liana Aghajanian is an Armenian-American journalist who specializes in reporting stories of international immigrant issues with a focus on food and culture. Her work has appeared in such national and international outlets as The New York Times, Newsweek, The Guardian, BBC, Los Angeles Times, and Al Jazeera America, among others. Experience As an Armenian refugee from Tehran growing up in Los Angeles, Liana Aghjanian grappled with issues of identity for much of her life. Journalism afforded her the opportunity to travel the world and tell stories focused on issues of immigration, displacement, and identity. Liana's reporting has taken her to Toronto, London, Istanbul, Ulaanbaatar, Iran, and Detriot, among other places. Her bylines have appeared in The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, Los Angeles Magazine, Marie Claire, Roads & Kingdoms, and others.Liana is currently working on a book and multimedia project called Dining in Diaspora which documents the complex and disparate Armenian experience in America through food. Excerpts from this project have been featured in Eater, Food52, Taste, Bon Appetit, The Smithsonian, Hour Detroit Magazine, and CNN's Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. Education Liana graduated from California State University, Northridge with a bachelor of arts in journalism. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.