Emma Coleman

Millennial Public Policy Fellow

Emma Coleman is a Millennial Public Policy Fellow in New America’s Public Interest Technology program. Coleman was born and raised in Chicago, Ill. She holds a BA from Stanford University in international relations and comparative studies in race and ethnicity, where her thesis, Sentencing Pregnancy: a legal and humanistic analysis of options for incarcerated women, was the recipient of multiple awards. In the past, she has worked for nonprofits, often in a storytelling capacity through her passion for photography and filmmaking. She is particularly interested in progressive criminal justice policy and sentencing reform, with a focus on underrepresented populations, including women and children.

All Work

Looking for Little Syria

Arab-- and particularly Syrian-- people have been a mainstay of New York City's vibrant landscape for over 100 years.

Why FEMA is Making a Big Mistake in Puerto Rico

Vivian Graubard and Emma Coleman wrote for Politico about FEMA's proposed plan for Puerto Rican hurricane recovery.

So You Think You're Not a White Feminist?

Allyship—true allyship, at least—means prioritizing impact over intent, and realizing when those attempts are misguided.

Chicago's (Still) Divided Public Schools

Chicago Public Schools perpetuate a "triple segregation" via its selective enrollment high schools.

Chicago's (Still) Divided Public Schools

A recent investment decision in Chicago sustains a pernicious problem—that some schools are "worth" improving, and others aren't.

Why We Want You to Slide into our DMs

While we live in a 140-character world, we know that greater engagement and deeper understanding are just a DM away.