Jacob Kushner is an international correspondent who writes magazine and other longform stories from Africa, Germany, and the Caribbean.
He reports on migration and statelessness, science and global health, history and foreign aid, terrorism and violent extremism, climate change and wildlife.
His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Economist, National Geographic, VQR, The Atavist, WIRED, Foreign Policy, and VICE. He has photographed for National Geographic and field-produced for VICE on HBO, and PBS NewsHour.
He is the author of China’s Congo Plan, which was favorably reviewed in The New York Review of Books. His forthcoming book, Look Away: A True Story of Murders, Bombings, and a Far-Right Campaign to Rid Germany of Immigrants, will be published in May 2024 by Grand Central (Hachette) and HarperCollins UK.
He teaches International Reporting and Migration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dominican Spanish | Haitian Creole | Conversational German | Basic French
University of Wisconsin-Madison | Latin American, Caribbean & Iberian Studies; Journalism
Columbia University | Political Journalism
Fulbright Fellowship | Terrorism & Extremism
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