Jessica Bruder (2020) writes about subcultures, economic justice and social issues. Her latest book, “Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century,” was named a New York Times Notable Book, and was a finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Prize and the Helen Bernstein Book Award. “Nomadland” is slated for release in 2020 as a feature-length film starring Frances McDormand and David Strathairn. Her next book, “Snowden’s Box: Trust in the Age of Surveillance” (Verso, February 2020), co-authored with Dale Maharidge, expands on a 2017 Harper’s cover story and recounts the analog backstory to one of the biggest leaks of our time. Bruder’s work has appeared in publications including WIRED, New York Magazine, Harper’s Magazine, The Nation, The Washington Post, The New York Times and The Guardian. She has been teaching narrative writing at Columbia Journalism School since 2008 and is also the author of “Burning Book: A Visual History of Burning Man.”
As a Logan fellow, Jessica will work on an untitled project about the Somali refugees in Minneapolis who became the first group of workers to convince Amazon to negotiate.