Gregory RodriguezFounder, Editor-in-Chief, & Publisher
Gregory is the author of Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans and Vagabonds: Mexican Immigration and the Future of Race in America, which The Washington Post listed among the “Best Books of 2007.” He is a senior fellow at Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and senior advisor to the president of KCRW. He is also the founder of the Center for Social Cohesion at Arizona State University. Formerly a longtime op-ed columnist for the Los Angeles Times, he has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Time, and The Atlantic.
LOUIS WHEATLEYASSOCIATE PUBLISHER
Louis is the associate publisher of Zócalo Public Square. He previously covered rural development in the post-Soviet region for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Budapest. He also serves on the board of Mission: Citizen, a civic education nonprofit in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in history and romance languages.
LISA MARGONELLIDEPUTY EDITOR
Lisa has written for publications including The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Wired. Her book Oil On the Brain: Petroleum's Long, Strange Trip to Your Tank, won a Northern California Book Award. She is working on a book on termites for Scientific American/Farrar, Straus, & Giroux.
JOE MATHEWSCALIFORNIA & INNOVATION EDITOR
Joe was a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Baltimore Sun. He is co-author of California Crackup: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It and author of The People’s Machine: Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Rise of Blockbuster Democracy.
REED JOHNSONMANAGING EDITOR
Reed previously worked as a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal while located in São Paulo, Brazil. He has also worked as a Latin American culture reporter for the Los Angeles Times while located in Mexico City, and as a reporter for The Detroit News.
BIANCA ALMADAASSISTANT EVENTS MANAGER
Bianca is assistant events manager at Zócalo Public Square. She previously wrote for USA Today, the Orange County Register, and the South Bend Tribune. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in English and Spanish and a minor in journalism.
Eryn Brown is a Los Angeles-based writer who has reported on science, health, business, and a variety of other subjects. A former staff member at the Los Angeles Times and at Fortune Magazine, she has also written stories for The New York Times, Wired, Nature, and other outlets. She graduated from Harvard College in 1993.
Andrea has written for Slate, Vox, USA Today, Lapham's Quarterly, McSweeney's, and other outlets. She is the author of One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps and The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokov. After reporting from four continents, she is now working on a book about the Arctic.
SARAH ROTHBARDBOOK PRIZE EDITOR
Sarah is senior manager of communications and editorial at Center Theatre Group. She is the former editor and associate publisher of Zócalo Public Square.
Colette LaBouffPOETRY EDITOR
Colette is the author of Mean, a book of prose poems, as well as other essays and poems. A Southern California native, she has an MFA in poetry and a doctorate in English from the University of California, Irvine. She currently lives in New Mexico.
Stefan G. BucherIllustration Editor
Stefan G. Bucher is a Los Angeles-based brand designer, illustrator, and writer. He is the author of seven books, including the best-selling 344 Questions—The Creative Person’s Do-It-Yourself Guide to Insight, Survival & Artistic Fulfillment. He was named a Young Gun by the Art Directors Club of New York and is a recipient of D&AD’s Yellow Pencil for book design.
Dulce VasquezSpecial Advisor to the Publisher
Dulce is Director of Strategic Partnerships at Arizona State University and the former managing director of Zócalo Public Square.
Asha RangappaContributing Editor
Asha Rangappa is a Senior Lecturer at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and a legal and national security analyst for CNN. She is a former Associate Dean at Yale Law School and previously served as a Special Agent in the New York Division of the FBI, specializing in counterintelligence investigations.
James C. CobbContributing Editor
James C. Cobb is a Distinguished Professor in History of the American South at the University of Georgia. He has published 13 books focusing on the interaction of economy, politics, and culture in the American South. A former president of the Southern Historical Association, he was recently inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame.
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