Fellows

Senior Director of the Make It Right Project, Senior Writing Fellow

Kali Holloway co-curated the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s MetLiveArts 2017 summer performance and film series, “Theater of the Resist.” She previously worked on the HBO documentary Southern Rites, PBS documentary The New Public and Emmy-nominated film Brooklyn Castle, and was Outreach Consultant on the award-winning documentary The New Black. Her writing has appeared in AlterNet, Salon, the Guardian, TIME, the Huffington Post, the National Memo, and numerous other outlets.

Senior Writing Fellow, Editor & Chief Correspondent for Voting Booth

Steven Rosenfeld is a national political reporter focusing on democracy issues. He has reported for nationwide public radio networks, websites, and newspapers and produced talk radio and music podcasts. He has written five books, including profiles of campaigns, voter suppression, voting rights guides and a WWII survival story currently being made into a film. His latest book is Democracy Betrayed: How Superdelegates, Redistricting, Party Insiders, and the Electoral College Rigged the 2016 Election (Hot Books, March 2018).

Senior Writing Fellow, Editor & Chief Correspondent for Earth | Food | Life

Reynard Loki previously served as the environment, food and animal rights editor at AlterNet and as a reporter for Justmeans/3BL Media covering sustainability and corporate social responsibility. He was named one of FilterBuy’s Top 50 Health & Environmental Journalists to Follow in 2016. His work has been published by Salon, Truthout, BillMoyers.com, EcoWatch and Truthdig, among others. Reynard is also the co-founder of MomenTech, an experimental production studio.

Writing Fellow

Nancy J. Altman has a 40-year background in the areas of Social Security and private pensions. She is president of Social Security Works and chair of the Strengthen Social Security coalition. Her latest book is The Truth About Social Security. She is also the author of The Battle for Social Security and co-author of Social Security Works!

Writing Fellow, Correspondent for Globetrotter

Teesta Setalvad is a writer, activist, and journalist living in India. She is the secretary of Citizens for Justice & Peace. She has been a longtime advocate for civil rights for all Indian citizens, especially minorities and women.

Writing Fellow, Chief Correspondent for Globetrotter

Vijay Prashad is an Indian historian, editor and journalist. He is the chief editor of LeftWord Books and the director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. He has written more than twenty books, including The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World (The New Press, 2007), The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South(Verso, 2013), The Death of the Nation and the Future of the Arab Revolution (University of California Press, 2016) and Red Star Over the Third World (LeftWord, 2017). He writes regularly for Frontline, the Hindu, Newsclick, AlterNet and BirGün.

Senior Writing Fellow, Chief Correspondent for Local Peace Economy

Valerie Vande Panne is an independent journalist whose work has appeared in the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, Columbia Journalism Review, the Guardian, Politico, and many other publications.

Writing Fellow for Earth | Food | Life

Melissa Kravitz is a writer based in New York. She’s written for Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Glamour, AlterNet, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, Architectural Digest, Them and other publications. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from Columbia University and is also at work on a forthcoming novel.

Senior Writing Fellow, Editor & Chief Correspondent for The Deep State

Jefferson Morley has been a reporter and editor in Washington, D.C., since 1980. He spent 15 years as an editor and reporter at the Washington Post. Most recently, he was a staff writer at Arms Control Today and Washington editor of Salon. He is the editor and co-founder of JFK Facts, a blog about the assassination of JFK. His latest book is The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster, James Jesus Angleton.

Writing Fellow for Earth | Food | Life

Lucy Goodchild van Hilten is a writer with an MSc degree in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology from Imperial College London. She has served as assistant editor of Microbiology Today and senior marketing communications manager for Life Sciences at Elsevier. She set up Tell Lucy in 2014, with a mission to make the complex understandable. Lucy also runs Bucket List Bookshop—home of the world’s best writing.

Writing Fellow

Celisa Calacal is a journalist from Los Angeles. She is currently working as a news intern with KCUR in Kansas City, and has previously interned for ThinkProgress and AlterNet. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Ithaca College, where she worked as an editor and reporter for her campus newspaper, The Ithacan. Her writing has appeared in ThinkProgress, AlterNet, and Salon. Follow Celisa on Twitter @celisa_mia.

Writing Fellow for Local Peace Economy

Ebony Slaughter-Johnson is a freelance writer. Her work has appeared on AlterNet, U.S. News & World Report, Equal Voice News and Common Dreams.

Senior Writing Fellow, Editor & Chief Correspondent for Drug Reporter

Phillip Smith has been a drug policy journalist for the past two decades. He is the longtime author of the Drug War Chronicle, the online publication of the non-profit StopTheDrugWar.org, and has been the editor of AlterNet’s Drug Reporter since 2015. He was awarded the Drug Policy Alliance’s Edwin M. Brecher Award for Excellence in Media in 2013.

Writing Fellow

Thom Hartmann is a talk-show host and author of more than 25 books in print.

Writing Fellow, Correspondent for Globetrotter

Evelyn Leopold is an independent journalist based at the United Nations as resident correspondent. She was bureau chief for Reuters at the UN for 17 years, and is chair of the Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists. She was awarded a gold medal in 2000 for UN reporting by the UN Correspondents Association.