Brandon Tensley

Assistant Editor

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 AtlanticForeign 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.

All Work

The Newest New German Identity

25 years ago, East and West Germany reunited, and their citizens became just Germans once again. Brandon Tensley writes on what it means to


Myanmar, interrupted

Myanmar recently announced its first open general election in 25 years, but as Brandon Tensley reveals, this development may not be the land


Why We Shouldn’t Ignore Bosnia

Peace strategies often aren't the end of a struggle.


From Moment to the Black Travel Movement

Only about five percent of Americans who study abroad are black—how does that impact young black people?