Brandon Tensley is the assistant editor at New America. He is also a contributing writer for Pacific Standard magazine. 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. 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.