Brandon Tensley

Associate Editor

Brandon Tensley is the associate editor at New America. He is also a co-host of Slate’s Outward podcast and a contributing writer at Pacific Standard magazine. Most recently, Tensley was selected as a fellow for the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ 2018 Taiwan-U.S. Policy Program. Prior to joining New America, he was the advocacy and communications associate for the Poverty Program at the Center for American Progress. Tensley was a 2015-16 Luce Scholar in Thailand and a 2012-13 Fulbright Scholar in Germany. His work has been widely published, including in The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, Slate, Time, and The Washington Post, among others, and he holds a master’s degree in politics from the University of Oxford and a bachelor’s degree in German studies and political science from Furman University.