New America Announces 2024 Class of National Fellows

Press Release
Sept. 19, 2023

Washington, DC — Today, New America announced its newest class of National Fellows.

For nearly 25 years, New America’s National Fellows Program has been home to 280 Fellows, supporting creative storytellers whose projects have led to the publication of nearly 150 books, 13 feature-length films, and several award-winning long-form reporting projects.

Out of nearly 300 applications this year, 15 immensely talented individuals were selected for our Class of 2024. The full roster of the 2024 National Fellows can be found here.

New America supports changemakers—journalists, educators, filmmakers, and researchers working to shape the conversation on the critical issues of today. The Class of 2024 will pursue book, film, and media projects on a wide range of subjects. Topics include intergenerational caregiving, deportation, Islamophobia, psychedelics and the mental health industry, reproductive healthcare, and more.

“I am proud to welcome the Class of 2024 National Fellows to New America,” said President and Chief Transformation Officer Paul E. Butler. “This year’s class is a diverse group of thinkers and visionaries who spark new ideas that challenge us, tell stories that connect us, and work to bring us closer to a more equitable world. New America is excited to provide them with an intellectual home and a vibrant community to pursue their work.”

“As New America moves closer to our 25th anniversary, the Class of 2024 represents a cohort eager to tell a more dynamic, holistic story of a new America,” said Fellows Program Director Awista Ayub. “I am delighted to welcome 15 Fellows to New America this year and look forward to supporting them as they seek to realize their ambitious vision.”

Read our report on the Class of 2024 National Fellows Program applicants here.

New America’s Fellows Program thanks New America’s board of directors, the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation, Emerson Collective, the Center for the Future of Arizona, and Arizona State University’s Future Security Initiative for their support this year.

2024 Class of New America National Fellows

Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, National Fellow, is an independent journalist who writes about the cracks in the nation-state system.

Rozina Ali, National Fellow, is a journalist focused on the Middle East and South Asia, the War on Terror, immigration, and Islamophobia.

Victor J. Blue, ASU Future Security Fellow, is a photojournalist and writer.

Kate Daloz, National Fellow, is the director of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Writing Studio at Columbia University.

Caitlin Dickerson, New Arizona Fellow, is an award-winning investigative reporter and feature writer for the Atlantic.

Casey Gerald, National Fellow, is the author of There Will Be No Miracles Here.

Olivia Goldhill, Jonathan Logan Family Foundation Fellow, is an investigative journalist at STAT.

Malaika Jabali, New Arizona Fellow, is the Senior News and Politics Editor at Essence Magazine.

Sarah Esther Maslin, ASU Future Security Fellow, is a freelance journalist based in São Paulo, Brazil.

Ben Mauk, National Fellow, is an independent writer and filmmaker.

Laura Mauldin, National Fellow, is a writer and associate professor at the University of Connecticut.

JoeBill Muñoz, National Fellow, is an independent Mexican-American filmmaker.

Sian-Pierre Regis, National Fellow, is a former journalist turned documentary filmmaker.

Jiayan “Jenny” Shi, Jonathan Logan Family Foundation Fellow, is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker and video journalist.

Matthew Wolfe, National Fellow, is a sociologist and journalist based in New York City.