Emily Tamkin is a member of the inaugural cohort of the Hartman Seminar & Writers Workshop for Journalists and the US editor at the New Statesman, where she covers US politics, society, and foreign policy. Before that, she covered foreign affairs as a staff writer at Foreign Policy and BuzzFeed News and as a freelance reporter at places like Business Insider, Politico, and Prospect Magazine. Her writing on American Jewish identities has also appeared in the Boston Globe, the New Republic, Slate, and the Washington Post, among other publications.
Previously, she was awarded a Fulbright fellowship, on which she studied Soviet legal dissidence at an archival center in Bremen, Germany; a Heinrich Boell fellowship, on which she studied various elements of civil society in Romania and Slovakia; and a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship, on which she researched the India-Russia relationship in New Delhi, India.
She is also the author of The Influence of Soros: Politics, Power, and the Struggle for an Open Society, published by Harper in 2020, and the forthcoming, Bad Jews: A History of Jewish American Politics, Identities, and Arguments, which will be published by Harper in 2022. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and dog (Shiloh, a good girl).