Michael Archer (Co-Founder)
Michael’s work has appeared in The Huffington Post, Publishers Weekly, Biography, Daily Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Woman’s Day, Men’s Edge, and The New Yorker, among many others. His fiction has appeared in various journals. He has taught in the Czech Republic (Charles University), Costa Rica, and China. He currently teaches English and speech at the City University of New York.
Lisa is a freelance non-profit arts administrator based in Brooklyn, NY. Before joining Guernica, Lucas served as the Director of Education at Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) for six years and continues to work in media arts education in her spare time. Lisa is also a member of the non-fiction committee for the Brooklyn Book Festival. You can find her on Twitter.
Hillary Brenhouse is a Montreal-born, Brooklyn-based journalist focused on religion and women’s issues. Her work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, The Oxford American, the Daily Beast, Slate, and elsewhere. She is also a contributing editor to the long-form platform Narratively and a 2012 recipient of the Knight Luce Fellowship for Reporting on Global Religion. Previously, she wrote from Time’s Asia bureau in Hong Kong.
Katherine Dykstra Senior Editor
Katherine Dykstra is a writer, editor, and teacher. Her essays have appeared in Gulf Coast, Poets & Writers Magazine, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, and the anthology 20 Something Essays by 20 Something Writers, among other places. She won first prize in the 2012 Waterman Fund Essay Contest. She teaches in the NYU Continuing Studies program.
Jina Moore Senior Editor
Jina Moore is a writer, radio reporter and media critic focused on human rights and on Africa. Her work has appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review, the Christian Science Monitor, the Boston Review, The Walrus, and Best American Science Writing, among many others. She is the recipient of several awards, including a Fulbright fellowship and the Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize Gold Medal.
Michelle Koufopoulos Assistant Editor/Assistant Managing Editor
Michelle Koufopoulos is a writer and editor based in New York. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a B.A. with Honors and studied writing at Oxford University. Michelle is also the Managing Editor/Director of Freerange Nonfiction, a monthly nonfiction reading series and online literary magazine, and her work has appeared in Guernica, Feministing, Freerange, The Faster Times, and The Isis, among other places. She works as an editor in the World History/Classics department of Oxford University Press. You can follow her on Twitter
Alex Carp Editorial Assistant Alex Carp is an editor of the McSweeney’s Voice of Witness book series, and a writer and researcher on a handful of other projects. He’s contributed recently to The Believer, The Awl, the Los Angeles Review of Books, New York magazine, and the websites of the Paris Review and the New Yorker. You can follow him on Twitter
David Foote Editorial Assistant
Originally from Louisiana, David Foote is a writer and editor living in New York City.
Jamilah King Editor, Interviews
Jamilah King is a writer and editor based in New York City by way of San Francisco.
Jonathan Lee Editor, Interviews
Jonathan Lee is a British writer. His novels Who Is Mr Satoshi? (2010) & Joy (2012) are published by Random House and have been translated into a dozen languages. He’s the recipient of a Society of Authors Award in the UK, has been nominated for various other prizes and awards & is a former Literature Adviser to the British Council in London. He now lives in Brooklyn.
Meara Sharma Editorial Assistant, Interviews
Meara Sharma is an artist, writer, and radio producer. She has contributed to The New York Times, NPR, Matador, The Fuschia Tree, Almirah Radio, and others. She studied comparative literature at Brown University.
Rachel Riederer Editor, Guernica Daily Rachel Riederer is an essayist and journalist whose work has appeared in The Nation, Tin House, Mother Jones, The Rumpus, and Best American Essays, among others. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and teaches writing at Baruch College of the City University of New York. She lives in Brooklyn and tweets here.
Ed Winstead Associate Editor, Guernica Daily
Ed Winstead is a writer and editor. His work has appeared in The Rumpus, The Miami Rail, The American Reader, and Guernica Daily. He holds an MFA from New York University.
Tomas Hachard Editorial Assistant, Guernica Daily
Tomas Hachard is a writer and editor. Apart from his pieces for Guernica Daily, he has written about the arts, politics, and himself for NPR, The LA Review of Books, The Morning News, The Millions, The Rumpus, and others. He also regularly writes movie reviews for Slant Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter.
Aditi Sriram Editorial Assistant, Guernica Daily
Aditi Sriram is a writer and editor. She is working on a novel set in India, and adapting her chapters for “harikatha,” an ancient Indian oral storytelling tradition that she premiered at the Bowery Poetry Club in October 2013. She holds an MFA from The New School, and studied mathematics at Columbia University before that. She has lived in New York City for ten years.
Catherine Chung Fiction Editor Catherine Chung is the author of the novel Forgotten Country, which was an Honorable Mention for the 2013 PEN/Hemingway award, and on the 2012 best books lists of Bookpage, Booklist, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She is a Granta New Voice, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Rumpus, and Quarterly West, among others. She lives in New York City and teaches at Adelphi University.
Autumn Watts Associate Fiction Editor
Autumn Watts has an MFA in fiction from Cornell, and lives in Ankara, Turkey. Her work has appeared in Guernica, Desert Voices, AGNI Online, and Indiana Review, among others, and she is the co-editor of Constructing Qatar: Migrant Narratives from the Margins of a Global System. Her screenplays include the short film “Rain,” directed by Rahab Elewaly, and she is currently working on a collection of oral Qatari folktales.
Alicia Wright Editorial Assistant, Fiction
Alicia Wright lives in Brooklyn, New York and is originally from Georgia. She graduated from Middlebury College, and she also attended the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference on a student scholarship. She works as an assistant book scout.
Mikey Angelo Rumore Editorial Assistant, Fiction
Mikey Angelo Rumore lives in New York City and comes from Florida, where he recently graduated from the University of Tampa. His fiction and nonfiction has appeared in Guernica Daily, Quilt, Glass Mountain, Portland Review Online, and Susquehanna Review.
Erica Wright Senior Editor, Poetry
Erica Wright is the author of the poetry collection Instructions for Killing the Jackal (Black Lawrence Press) and the chapbook Silt (Dancing Girl Press). Her poems have appeared in many nice places such as Arion, Denver Quarterly, Pequod, and on From the Fishouse. For up-to-date information, check out her blog.
Chelsea Haines Editor, Art
Chelsea Haines is a writer, curator and doctoral candidate in art history at The Graduate Center, CUNY. She has organized exhibitions and public programs for institutions such as the Brooklyn Museum, Independent Curators International, New York University, Prospect New Orleans, the Shanghai Biennial and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School. Her writing has appeared in Mousse, BOMB Magazine and the online edition of Artforum, among other publications.
Eriola Pira Editor, Art
Eriola Pira is an independent, contemporary art curator and writer. She is the Program Director of the Young Visual Artists Awards. Her Fulbright Fellowship research on contemporary art practices in post-socialist Albania led to her M.A. in Visual Culture Theory from New York University. She is currently researching and writing about fictional artists.
Samuel Jablon Associate Editor, Art Samuel Jablon is an artist and writer. He received a MFA from Brooklyn College, and a BA from Naropa University. He’s been published in BOMB Magazine, Hyperallergic, Two Coats of Paint, The Huffington Post, and Phati’tude. He has performed and exhibited at the MoMA, Socrates Sculpture Park, the Banff Centre, the HOWL Festival, Hunter College, the DUMBO Arts Festival, Freight + Volume, White Box, and Show Room. Samuel lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Follow him on Twitter @SamuelJablon
Katherine Rowland Deputy Publisher
Katherine Rowland is journalist based in New York City. When she is not working with Guernica, she writes about public health and the environment and is the editor of a website devoted to women and science. Her stories have appeared in the Financial Times, Nature, the Independent, the Guardian, OnEarth, and other publications.
Erika Anderson Social Media Director/Editorial Assistant
Erika Anderson teaches creative nonfiction for the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Creative Nonfiction, Interview Magazine, Electric Literature‘s blog The Outlet, Hunger Mountain, the Brooklyn Rail and other publications. She co-hosts the Renegade Reading Series for emerging writers and live tweets the Franklin Park Reading Series. She has an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives in Brooklyn.
Susannah Maltz Publishing Assistant
Susannah is a writer and student. She works with non-profit fundraising and social justice organizing. She lives in Brooklyn.
Allegra Warsager Publishing Assistant
Allegra Warsager holds a Masters in English Literature from Brooklyn College. She has spent the last three years working seasonally as a Festival Assistant for the Brooklyn Book Festival, and is currently a freelance writer and editor while working as a Publishing Assistant for Guernica. She lives in Manhattan.
Kaye Cain-Nielsen Special Issues Editor
Kaye Cain-Nielsen is a writer and editor living in Queens.
Kamila Shamsie London Bureau Chief
Kamila Shamsie is the author of 5 novels, most recently ‘Burnt Shadows’ which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction and has been translated into more than 20 languages. She writes for The Guardian and International Herald Tribune, and is Deputy President of EnglishPEN and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in the UK. She grew up in Karachi and now lives in London. She is on Twitter
Alex Halperin Contributing Editor
Alex Halperin has reported for BusinessWeek, GlobalPost, n+1, Slate, Earth Island Journal, Fortune, and many other publications. He lives in Brooklyn.
Rebecca Bates Contributing Editor, Guernica Daily
Rebecca Bates was born and raised in Houston, Texas and currently resides in Brooklyn. She received her MA from Fordham University where she studied creative writing. Her poems have appeared in Wag’s Revue. She tweets.
Anna Clark Contributing Editor
Anna Clark is a journalist living in Detroit. Her reporting, essays, and book reviews have appeared in The New Republic, Grantland, The American Prospect, Salon, The Christian Science Monitor, Next City, and many others. She is also a political media correspondent with the Columbia Journalism Review’s United States Project. A former Fulbright fellow in Kenya, Anna is a writer-in-residence in city high schools and the founder of Literary Detroit. She is at www.annaclark.net and @annaleighclark.
Reed Cooley Contributing Editor, Guernica Daily
Reed Cooley is an editor and teacher living in Tunis.
Glenna Gordon Contributing Art Editor Glenna Gordon is a photographer and writer who splits her time between Brooklyn and West Africa. Her work has appeared in Time, Foreign Policy, Newsweek, and elsewhere. She also blogs about photographic representations of Africa, her own work, and posts music videos from Africa and elsewhere.
J. Malcolm Garcia Contributing Writer
J. Malcolm Garcia has written about the drug war in Mexico, race relations in Jena, Louisiana, and the poor of Buenos Aires, among other topics. His work has been anthologized in Best American Travel Writing and Best American Nonrequired Reading.
Emily Hunt Contributing Artist
Emily was born in Amsterdam, Holland and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She studied Art, Art History, and Creative Writing at the University of Richmond and at Goldsmith’s College of Art. Upon receiving her B.A., she was awarded the Margaret Haley Carpenter Award for Poetry and the Bobby Chandler Award in Art. Emily currently lives in Brooklyn and works for the Academy of American Poets and Action Books’ online literary magazine, Action, Yes.
Amitava Kumar Contributing Editor
Amitava Kumar was born in Ara, in Bihar, and grew up in Patna, famous for its poverty, corruption, and delicious mangoes. His latest nonfiction book, A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb, was described by the New York Times as a “perceptive and soulful … meditation on the global war on terror and its cultural and human repercussions.” Kumar’s earlier nonfiction titles include Husband of a Fanatic, an “Editors’ Choice” book at the New York Times; Bombay-London-New York, which was on the list of “Books of the Year” in The New Statesman; and Passport Photos, winner of an “Outstanding Book of the Year” award from the Myers Program. His novel Home Products was published in early 2007 by Picador-India, and was short-listed for India’s premier literary prize, the Vodafone Crossword Book Award. It was published in 2010 in the U.S. under the title Nobody Does the Right Thing. Kumar is Professor of English at Vassar College.
Jamal Mahjoub Contributing Editor
Jamal’s fiction has won awards in Britain, France and Spain, where he now lives. He has been involved with the Caine Prize for a number of years, shortlisted in 2005 and serving as chair of the judges in 2007. He is also involved in running their creative writing workshops in Africa. Currently he is working on a nonfiction book on the city of Khartoum where he grew up. Next year his crime writing alter ego, Parker Bilal, will debut in the first of a series of detective novels set in Cairo.
Katie Ryder Contributing Editor
Katie Ryder is a writer and editor living in New York. Her work has appeared with Guernica, Salon, the Paris Review Daily, the Los Angeles Review of Books, NewYorker.com, Bookforum, Black Clock, and others.
Aisha Sabatini Sloan Contributing Editor
Aisha earned an MA in Cultural Studies and Studio Art from NYU, and an MFA in Nonfiction from the University of Arizona, where she taught writing for six years. She has published essays in Ninth Letter, Identity Theory, The Michigan Quarterly Review, Callaloo, and The Southern Review. Her collection of essays, “The Fluency of Light: Coming of Age in a Theater of Black and White” was published by the University of Iowa Press in 2013.
Jake Whitney Contributing Writer
Jake is a writer originally from the Bay Area who now lives in Westchester. His work has appeared in a wide range of publications, including The New Republic, The San Francisco Chronicle, Editor & Publisher, New York magazine, The Huffington Post, and many others. Jake holds a master’s degree in journalism from Iona College. His most recent piece can be read here.
Tana Wojczuk Contributing Editor
Tana is an essayist and culture critic whose work has appeared in Tin House, The Believer, Lapham’s Quarterly,The Huffington Post, Narrative, The Rumpus, Bomb Magazine, Treehugger and elsewhere. She has received a Wurlitzer Foundation fellowship and Academy of American Poets University Prize. She has taught writing at Columbia University and Yeshiva University in New York.
François R. Caron Website Administrator/Developer
François is the founder and principal consultant of Virtua Design, a web design boutique based in Ottawa, Canada. He is a graphic designer, web developer and teacher. You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook.
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