Anna Adima, editorial assistant, is a Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholar at the University of York, where she is researching East African history and literature.
Sarah Ahmad, poetry editor, was born in Delhi and grew up across the Indian subcontinent. She has been a graduate student in the women’s history and Writing programs at Sarah Lawrence College, taught in the CUNY Start program, and was the 2018-19 Editorial Fellow at Poets & Writers. She is currently a PhD student in Literature at UMass-Amherst, working on the poetics of space in contemporary queer/diasporic texts, and writes in-between poem-prose beings.
Azka Anwar, managing editor, is a writer and editor from Karachi, Pakistan, and a recent graduate of the Creative Writing MFA program at The New School.
François R. Caron, webmaster, 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.
Adam Dalva, senior editor for fiction, has published with The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The Paris Review, and The Guardian. Adam serves on the board of the National Book Critics Circle and is the Books Editor for Words Without Borders. His graphic novel, Olivia Twist, was published by Dark Horse in 2019. He teaches Creative Writing at Rutgers University.
Enzo Escober, editorial assistant, is a writer and journalist. He was born and raised in Manila, the Philippines. He graduated from NYU’s Cultural Reporting & Criticism program in 2022.
Zoe Fenson, copy editor, is a writer and editor based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her writing has appeared in Longreads, Narratively, The New Republic, and elsewhere.
Pedro Gomes, art editor, is a Portuguese designer and illustrator. He graduated from Camberwell College of Arts with an MA in Illustration.
Anne Le Guern is an art editor. Born in France, she has a fine arts degree with a concentration in painting. She is an illustrator and ceramics artist and lives in Brooklyn with her husband, two sons, and their dog, Marlo.
Emma Hardy, editorial assistant, is an Australian writer from Naarm (Melbourne) who is currently living and working in Las Vegas.
Raaza Jamshed, Guernica Global Spotlights co-editor, is a Doctor of Creative Arts candidate at Western Sydney University. She was a finalist for the Iowa Review Award for Fiction, 2021, and won second place for the Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, 2019. Her writing has appeared in Australian Book Review, Sydney Review of Books, Meanjin, and elsewhere and her fiction has been supported by Tin House, Hedgebrook, and Banff Centre. You can find her on Twitter.
Sarah Khatry, nonfiction editor, is a writer and editor particularly interested in longform and investigative journalism. Her work has appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, Himal Southasian, and 40 Towns. She is an MFA candidate at the University of Iowa and an Iowa Arts Fellow.
Eryn Loeb, deputy editor, writes about nostalgia, books, and feminism (or some combination of those things) and has appeared in Poets & Writers, Bookforum, The Los Angeles Times, The Awl, and Vela, among other publications.
Sarah Madges, copy editor, is a Brooklyn-based writer who holds an MFA from The New School, where she won the 2016 Chapbook Contest for Nonfiction. She has contributed to The Rumpus, The Seventh Wave, A Shadow Map: An Anthology by Survivors of Sexual Assault (CCM Press), and the Village Voice (RIP). She co-runs Same Page Reading Series and is writing her first literary memoir. She tweets here.
Paul McAdory, nonfiction editor, is a writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Gawker, and elsewhere.
Syreeta McFadden, nonfiction editor, is a writer and professor of English at the City University of New York’s Borough of Manhattan Community College. Her work has been featured in the poetry anthology, BreakBeat Poets 2: Black Girl Magic from Haymarket Books, and the anthology Indelible in the Hippocampus: Writings From The Me Too Movement from McSweeney’s Press. Her essays and criticism have appeared in The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, BuzzFeed News and elsewhere. She is currently writing a book-length collection of reported essays about African Americans in the Middle West. She tweets here.
Jina Moore, editor in chief, worked for 15 years as a foreign correspondent, writing from more than 30 countries. Her work appears in/with/on The New Yorker, The New York Times, the Atlantic, Lapham’s Quarterly, Boston Review, and NPR programs, and in Best American Travel Writing and Best American Science Writing. She is on the editorial board of Adi Magazine, the advisory board of Off/Assignment. She, too, is on Twitter, alas.
Michele Moses, senior editor for nonfiction, is the producer of The New Yorker’s Fiction, Poetry, and Writer’s Voice podcasts. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, and Hazlitt, among other publications. Follow her on Twitter at @michelejmoses.
Aram Mrjoian, associate editor for fiction, is a visiting assistant professor in creative writing at Pacific Lutheran University, an editor-at-large at the Chicago Review of Books, and a 2022 Creative Armenia – AGBU Fellow. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Electric Literature, Boulevard, Gulf Coast, West Branch, The Rumpus, Longreads, and many other publications.
Hera Naguib, editorial assistant, is a writer and a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at Florida State University. Her poems are published in New England Review, The Academy of American Poets, World Literature Today, and elsewhere. Find her at heranaguib.com or on Twitter @HeraNaguib.
Gabriel Noel, editorial assistant, was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. He earned his Bachelor’s in Political Science from Boston University, and is currently pursuing an MFA in Fiction at the City College of New York. His work can be found in 433 magazine and Strange Horizons.
Cindy Juyoung Ok, poetry editor, teaches creative writing to undergrads and through non-profits.
Ben Purkert, nonfiction editor, is the author of For the Love of Endings (Four Way Books, 2018). His poems, essays, and book reviews appear in The New Yorker, Tin House Online, AGNI, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. A former New York Times Fellow at NYU, he currently teaches at Rutgers.
Madhuri Sastry, publisher, is a writer from India. Her political writing, essays, and cultural criticism have appeared in several publications including The Nation, Slate, Bitch, Catapult and Serious Eats. She holds masters’ degrees in law with a focus on human rights from The London School of Economics and from New York University. She lives in Brooklyn. Find her on Twitter.
Alexandra Valahu, Guernica Global Spotlights co-editor, is a writer and radio producer. She is also the host of a forthcoming podcast about translation. You can find her on Twitter.
Miriam Ho Nga Wai, assistant editor for fiction, is a writer, editor and architect from Hong Kong. She has lived across southeast Asia and western Europe, and now lives in a multi-generational household in Toronto. She is a co-editor of The Site Magazine, an award-winning journal of architecture, place-making and cultural criticism, and a 2022 Tin House Scholar.
Autumn Watts, fiction editor, folklore nerd, and proud Nevadan, has lived in Qatar, Turkey, and now upstate New York, where she teaches at Elmira College. Her work has been published in Words Without Borders, Guernica, The Craft of Editing, AGNI, Indiana Review, and Best New Poets, among others; chosen as a “Notable Essay” in Best American Essays 2019; and selected for the Wigleaf Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions. A recipient of scholarships from Bread Loaf and the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, she has led several research grants on oral traditions and labor migrant experiences in the Arabian Gulf. She fails at Twitter here.
Lauren Morgan Whitticom, copy editor, is a freelance editor and sometime writer based in the Midwest. Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, Telling Stories: New English Fiction from Quebec, and elsewhere. You can find her on Twitter.
Hua Xi, assistant editor for interviews, is a writer and artist. They often write about art and internet culture. They also write poems, like this one in Guernica. They love being asleep.
April Zhu, senior editor for interviews, is a freelance journalist and writer based in Nairobi, Kenya, where her work focuses on gender, urban inequality, and China-Kenya as seen from the margin. She is also the producer of Until Everyone Is Free, a sheng’ podcast on the life and work of Goan-Kenyan socialist and freedom fighter Pio Gama Pinto. She has written for The New York Review of Books Daily, Foreign Policy, The Baffler, among others. Find her at aprzhu.com and follow her on Twitter @aprzhu.
EDITORS AT LARGE
Salar Abdoh’s latest novel, Out of Mesopotamia, about the ISIS war in Syria and Iraq, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and named a Best Book of 2020 by Publishers Weekly. He lives and works between Tehran and New York.
Michael Archer is chief editorial advisor and founding editor of Guernica.
Hillary Brenhouse is a Montreal-born editor and writer focused on women’s issues and religion. Previously, she was Guernica’s managing and special issues editor, and before that a reporter based out of TIME magazine’s Hong Kong bureau. She has pursued stories in over fifteen countries, and her work has appeared in The New Yorker online, TIME, the Daily Beast, the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, the Oxford American, Slate, and on PRI’s “The World,” among others. You can find her on Twitter.
Michael Archer is chief editorial advisor and founding editor of Guernica.
Magogodi oa Mphela Makhene is a writer and social entrepreneur. She leads Love As A Kind of Cure, a social enterprise that dismantles white supremacy through immersive learning. Since their 2020 birthday bash for Toni Morrison at the Brooklyn Museum, @lovekindcure has galvanized women like Arundhati Roy, Nikki Giovanni, Krista Tippett and Joy Harjo for this work. Their signature program is a 6 week antiracism course for women ready to uproot racism, from the inside out; alums describe it as a “game changer.” Magogodi’s been published by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel and is a proudly Soweto made soul.
Katherine Rowland, a board member, is the former publisher of Guernica. A nonprofit strategist with a background in public health and journalism, her essays and reporting have appeared in Nature, the Financial Times, OnEarth, Aeon, Psychology Today and Guernica, among other outlets. Her book, The Pleasure Gap: American Women and the Unfinished Sexual Revolution was published by Seal Press in 2020.