Jori Lewis

I’m currently writing a book, a popular history of peanuts and slavery in West Africa in the 19th century. It should be published in 2017 by The New Press.


Alison Kinney

My book, HOOD, will be published by Bloomsbury in January 2016: “We all wear hoods: the Grim Reaper, Red Riding Hood, torturers, executioners and the executed, athletes, laborers, anarchists, rappers, babies in onesies, and anyone who’s ever grabbed a hoodie on a chilly day. Alison Kinney’s HOOD explores the material and symbolic vibrancy of this everyday garment and political semaphore, which often protects the powerful at the expense of the powerless—with deadly results. Kinney considers medieval clerics and the Klan, anti-hoodie campaigns and the Hooded Man of Abu Ghraib, the Inquisition and the murder of Trayvon Martin, uncovering both the hooded perpetrators of violence and the hooded victims in their sights.”

Sulagna Misra

Jia Tolentino

Features editor at Jezebel, former contributing editor at the Hairpin.

Michele L. Simms-Burton, Ph.D.

I have never missed a deadline. I am currently ghostwriting for Callisto Media. I successfully submitted my first project, which was a “Flash Guide” on “Women Warriors.” I am currently writing a Flash Guide on “Russian Power: Putin & Stalin’s Legacy.” I am an excellent researcher and interviewer.

Jaya Saxena

I’m the co-author of Dad Magazine: The Book, with Matt Lubchansky, to be published by Quirk Books Spring 2016. I’m also the author of an upcoming historic cookbook with Page Street Publishing. My writing is all over the place, but I try to write about what I’m interested in, whether that’s buying spells on Etsy, the history of breakfast cereal, the racial implications of who wins crappy TLC competition shows, or my mixed race heritage. I also think I’m pretty funny, and I look great in jumpsuits.