New Yorker writer to explore ‘Making Injustice Legible’

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Sarah Stillman

Sarah Stillman, an award-winning journalist and staff writer for The New Yorker, will speak at Yale on Thursday, March 27 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.

Her talk, “Making Injustice Legible: A Conversation on Narrative Journalism and the Law,” will be held at 4 p.m. in Rm. 122 at Yale Law School, 127 Wall St.

After graduating from Yale in 2006, Stillman went to Oxford University on a Marshall Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in anthropology. During her time overseas, Stillman began to work as a freelancer, reporting on issues including labor abuses and human trafficking on U.S. military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. For this work, she won both a National Magazine Award and an Overseas Press Club Award.

Stillman has continued to report on a wide range of international issues, publishing work in The Nation, The Atlantic, the New Republic, and Slate, among other outlets. In addition to writing, Stillman has also devoted time to teaching, returning to Yale recently to co-teach a seminar on the Iraq War. 

Currently Stillman works a staff writer for The New Yorker and is a visiting scholar at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus journalists from a wide variety of media outlets who have made significant contributions to their field. Among recent Poynter fellow are Jill Abramson, Nathaniel Rich, and James Bennet.

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