Jasmin Mujanović 

Jasmin Mujanović is a political scientist and the author of ‘Hunger and Fury: The Crisis of Democracy in the Balkans’. Follow him on Twitter @JasminMuj.

Articles by Jasmin Mujanović 

Alexandra St John Murphy

Alexandra St John Murphy is a Minsk-based political analyst on Eastern Europe. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations and her writing has been published by The Jamestown Foundation in the U.S. and the Royal United Services Institute in the U.K. Follow her on Twitter @SashaStJMurphy

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Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon

Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon is a doctoral candidate in the History Department at the University of Pennsylvania. In her research she focuses on Black experience, race, ethnicity, and nationality policy in the Soviet Union and post-Soviet space. Her writing has been published by Foreign Policy, the Kennan Institute’s Russia File, The Moscow Times, and Contingent Magazine. Follow her on Twitter @ksvarnon.


Articles by Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon

Tessa Fox

Tessa Fox is a freelance journalist, photographer and filmmaker who focuses on war & conflict, humanitarian affairs, and human rights in the Middle East. Originally from Australia, Tessa is currently based in Istanbul, where she reports on Turkey, Syria and Iraq. Her work has been published by Foreign Policy, The Guardian, BBC and Al Jazeera. Follow her on Twitter @Tessa_Fox.

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Rachel Pafe

Rachel Pafe is a writer and researcher based in Berlin interested in postwar Jewish thought, interdisciplinary theories of mourning, and feminist approaches to reading together.

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Jillian C. York

Jillian C. York is a writer and activist whose work lies at the intersection of technology and society. She currently serves as the Director for International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and on the Council of IFEX. This piece does not necessarily reflect the views of her employer(s).

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M. Shadee Malaklou

M. Shadee Malaklou received her PhD in Culture and Theory and graduate certificates in Critical Theory and Gender and Sexuality Studies from the University of California, Irvine. Her research suggests that the exclusion of black people from human recognition is what produces gender and sexuality as human categories of difference. She is currently Chair and Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Berea College in Eastern Kentucky and the Founder and Inaugural Director of the bell hooks center. She is also visiting faculty in the Centre for Expanded Poetics at Concordia University in Montreal.

Articles by M. Shadee Malaklou