Amil Niazi

Amil Niazi is a freelance writer and editor whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Washington Post. She has a monthly column in The Cut. Find her work on Twitter @amil.

Molly Savard

Molly Savard is a queer writer, an ideas tramp, and reluctant to cohere. She was raised by three mail carriers in Manville, Rhode Island and lives in Los Angeles with every stray that’s shown up at her door. You can read more of her work at mollysavard.com.

Gina Mei

Gina Mei is a writer and editor based in Los Angeles.

Nick Slater

Nick Slater is a writer based in Andorra. His work has appeared in Current Affairs, Slate, National Geographic, and other places.

Alanna Bennett

Alanna Bennett is a screenwriter and culture writer who’s written for Roswell New Mexico and the upcoming XO, Kitty. Her work can also be seen in the New York Times, BuzzFeed News, Teen Vogue, Vulture, and many more.

Tracy Wan

Tracy Wan is a writer and scent educator based in Toronto, Canada. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Hazlitt, and The National Post, among other publications. 

Elizabeth Rule

Dr. Elizabeth Rule (Chickasaw Nation) is an Assistant Professor of Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies at American University. Rule’s research on Indigenous issues has been featured in the Washington Post, The Atlantic, and NPR, and more than 100 public speaking engagements have taken her across three continents and to seven countries. She is the creator of the Guide to Indigenous Lands Project, including the Guide to Indigenous DC and her manuscript, Indigenous DC: Native Peoples and the Nation’s Capital is currently under contract with Georgetown University Press.

Sophia Crabbe-Field

Sophia Crabbe-Field is associate editor at Democracy: A Journal of Ideas.

Christopher Curtis

Christopher Curtis is a failed construction worker who found his way to journalism 13 years ago. He recently left a job at the Montreal Gazette to launch The Rover, an award-winning journalism project. He lives in traditional Mohawk territory with his partner, their daughter, his uncle, two cats and a dog. On Twitter @titocurtis.

Shawn Crispin

Shawn W. Crispin has worked as a journalist and editor for over 15 years based in Thailand. He was bureau chief for the Hong Kong-based Far Eastern Economic Review in Bangkok from 1999 to 2004, where he wrote on a wide range of political, business, and social issues. From 2001, he served as bureau chief for the Review‘s sister publication, The Asian Wall Street Journal. His coverage of Asia’s AIDS epidemic was part of a package recognized in 2004 for the “Excellence in Magazines” award of the Society of Publishers in Asia. Crispin has a master’s degree in Southeast Asian Studies and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, where he received a prestigious Freeman fellowship. He speaks fluent Thai.

Madeline Earp

Madeline Earp has been working with CPJ to document the impact of technology on press freedom since March 2019. She previously managed content for Security First, a tech startup solving security challenges for people at risk; and coauthored five editions of Freedom on the Net, an annual index of internet access, censorship and user rights in 65 countries published by Freedom House’s research office in New York. She was a researcher on CPJ’s Asia desk from 2007 to 2013. Earp has a master’s degree in East Asian studies from Harvard University and a bachelor’s in English literature from Cambridge University. She is based in Bristol, UK. Follow her on Twitter @madelineearp.

Gulnoza Said

Gulnoza Said is a journalist and communications professional with over 15 years of experience in New York, Prague, Bratislava, and Tashkent. She has covered issues including politics, media, religion, and human rights with a focus on Central Asia, Russia, and Turkey. Follow her on Twitter @gulnozas.