Announcing New Editors

Announcing New Editors

Natasha Lewis joins Timothy Shenk as co-editor of Dissent, and eight contributors join the editorial board.

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We are thrilled to announce that Natasha Lewis is joining Timothy Shenk as co-editor of Dissent. Natasha will be joined by eight new editorial board members: Alyssa Battistoni, Siddhartha Deb, Adom Getachew, Sarah Jones, William P. Jones, Aziz Rana, Matthew Sitman, and Gabriel Winant. Please join us in welcoming them on Twitter! —The Editors  


Natasha LewisNatasha Lewis (@TashMLewis) interned at Dissent shortly after moving to New York from the UK in 2011 and has been an editor at the magazine for six years. She has written about books, music, film, and politics for the New Republic, the Nation, Guernica, and Dissent.



Alyssa BattistoniAlyssa Battistoni (@alybatt) is a political theorist, a fellow at the Harvard University Center for the Environment, and the co-author of A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal. She has written for Dissent on Universal Basic Income, Bruno Latour, the Green New Deal, and Vivian Gornick’s Romance of American Communism. For more about Alyssa’s work and research, see her website.


Siddhartha DebSiddhartha Deb (@debhartha), born in north-eastern India, is the author of two novels and the narrative nonfiction book The Beautiful and the Damned. A contributing editor to the New Republic and a fellow at The Orwell Foundation, his writing has appeared in Guardian, the New York Times, the Nation, and the Baffler, among other publications. He has written for Dissent on E.M. Forster, William Gibson, and the apocalyptic conditions of the pandemic and is a professor of literary studies at the New School.


Adom GetachewAdom Getachew (@AdomGetachew) is Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago and author of Worldmaking after Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination (Princeton University Press), a book about the political thought of Black Atlantic anticolonial nationalists during the height of decolonization in the twentieth century. In the pages of Dissent, she has written on Kwame Nkrumah and the nation-state, and the politics of India’s constitution.


Sarah JonesSarah Jones (@onesarahjones) is a staff writer for New York Magazine, where she covers politics, labor, and religion. Sarah was formerly on staff at the New Republic and has contributed to Dissent since 2018, covering Chapo Trap House, Ursula Le Guin, and rural America, and contributing to a forum of leftists from conservative backgrounds. Her writing has also appeared in the Nation, the Columbia Journalism Review, and Democracy Journal, among others, and she is a member of the NewsGuild of New York.


William P JonesWilliam P. Jones (@willpjones3) is professor of history at the University of Minnesota, President of the Labor and Working-Class History Association and author of The Tribe of Black Ulysses: African American Lumber Workers in the Jim Crow South and The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights. He is writing a book about race and labor in the public sector. His articles in Dissent are on the March on Washington, attacks on public-sector unions, and essential work during the pandemic.


Aziz RanaAziz Rana teaches at Cornell Law School and is the author of The Two Faces of American Freedom. He is completing a book, Rise of the Constitution, that explores the modern emergence of constitutional veneration in the twentieth century and how it has shaped popular politics. He has written for n+1, the Guardian, and the Boston Review. In the Winter 2020 issue of Dissent, he discussed American politics with editorial board member Jedediah Britton-Purdy.


Matthew SitmanMatthew Sitman (@MatthewSitman) is associate editor of Commonweal and the co-host of Know Your Enemy, a podcast about the right sponsored by Dissent.  Beyond the airwaves, his articles for the magazine are on leaving conservatism behind, the need for a Christian left, and country music. He co-edited a special section on the right for our Spring 2020 issue. Listen to Know Your Enemy here.


Gabriel Winant Gabriel Winant (@gabrielwinant) is an assistant professor of history at the University of Chicago. His book The Next Shift: The Fall of Industry and the Rise of Health Care in Rust Belt America is forthcoming from Harvard University Press in 2021. He has written for n+1, the Nation, and other publications, and for Dissent he has written on graduate student organizing, on black women and the carceral state, on class politics, and on labor history. He has an interview in the Fall 2020 issue with Shantonia Jackson, a certified nursing assistant and a shop steward in SEIU Health Care Illinois.