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New America Announces 2013 Schwartz Fellows

Published:   April 30, 2012

The New America Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of the following 2013 Bernard L. Schwartz Fellows who will be joining us on September 1:

Marvin Ammori. As a Schwartz Fellow, Ammori will write a book about the First Amendment in the twenty first century. Ammori is a leading First Amendment scholar and Internet policy lawyer who has advocated for net neutrality rules and represented consumer groups in the Comcast/BitTorrent case. He previously served as the General Counsel for Free Press, one of the nation's leading media reform and open Internet organizations, and as a fellow at Georgetown's Institute for Public Representation. He has been a law professor co-leading a program on cybersecurity and technology law at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, working with the Air Force and Strategic Command in Omaha, and is currently an Affiliate Scholar at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet & Society. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Harvard Law School.
 
Jason DeParle. As a Schwartz Fellow, DeParle will write a book about the rise of global migration and its impact on both the advanced and developing world. A Good Provider is One Who Leaves: Migration in the 21st Century will be published by Viking and is based in part on an extended family of migrants from the Philippines that DeParle has followed for many years. As a reporter for The New York Times, based in Washington, DeParle writes extensively about issues involving poverty. He is a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and a recipient of the George Polk Award. His first book, American Dream: Three Women, Ten Children, and a Nation’s Drive to End Welfare, won the Helen Bernstein Award from the New York City Public Library. He is a graduate of Duke University.
 
Anand Gopal. As a Schwartz Fellow, Gopal will study the evolution of insurgencies and revolutionary movements in South Asia and the Middle East. He is working on a book about the U.S. war in Afghanistan, and also has reported regularly from throughout the Middle East, where he has covered the revolutions in Egypt, Libya and Syria.  From 2007-2010, he was an Afghanistan-based correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor and The Wall Street Journal. He is a graduate of New York University and did graduate work in Physics and Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania.
 
Christopher Leonard. As a Schwartz Fellow, Leonard will write a book exploring the concentration of economic power in the modern American food system. The book will explore the decline of competitive markets, the rise of an industrial food oligopoly and the impact this transformation has had on rural economies. He is a St. Louis-based national business reporter with The Associated Press and has focused on agribusiness. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri.
 
Katherine Mangu-Ward. As a Schwartz Fellow, Mangu-Ward will write about how the rise of online learning is altering the education landscape. Mangu-Ward is managing editor of Reason magazine. Previously, Mangu-Ward worked as a reporter for The Weekly Standard magazine and as a researcher at The New York Times op-ed page. She is a graduate of Yale University.
 
 
Emily Parker. As a Schwartz Fellow, Parker will write a book about the Internet and democracy. Before joining the New America Foundation, Parker was a member of Secretary Clinton's policy planning staff at the U.S. Department of State. Previously, Parker spent over five years working on The Wall Street Journal's editorial page – first as an editorial writer in Hong Kong and later as a New York-based editor – and was a staff op-ed editor for The New York Times. She is a graduate of Brown University and obtained a MA in East Asian Studies from Harvard University.
 
Annie Murphy Paul. As a Schwartz Fellow, Murphy Paul will write a book about how we learn and how we can do it better. Brilliant: The New Science of Smart will be published by Crown in 2013 and will explore how cognitive science, neuroscience, and the psychology of learning can be applied to worker training programs. Murphy Paul is a contributing writer for TIME magazine and a contributor to MindShift.com, an education blog produced by National Public Radio. Previously, Murphy Paul worked as a senior editor at Psychology Today and at More magazine. She is the author of The Cult of Personality, a cultural history and scientific critique of personality tests, and of Origins, a book about the science of prenatal influences. Murphy Paul is a graduate of Yale University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
 
Christine Rosen. As a Schwartz Fellow, Rosen will write a book about how technology mediates our engagement with our surroundings, for better and for worse. The Extinction of Experience will be published by W.W. Norton in 2013 and will explore the myriad ways technology is changing human behavior. Rosen is a writer and senior editor of The New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology & Society, where she covers the social impact of technology, bioethics, and the history of genetics.  She is the author of Preaching Eugenics: Religious Leaders and the American Eugenics Movement, a history of the ethical and religious debates surrounding the eugenics movement in the United States, and My Fundamentalist Education. Rosen is a graduate of the University of South Florida and has a PhD in History from Emory University.
 
Gabriel Sherman. As a Schwartz Fellow, Sherman will complete a book on the history of Roger Ailes and Fox News that Random House plans to publish in 2013. Sherman is a contributing editor at New York Magazine, where he covers the intersection of media and politics, among other topics. He is particularly interested in documenting how large, complex institutions work, with a focus on the country’s largest media organizations. Sherman also writes for The New Republic, where he is a special correspondent. He is a graduate of Middlebury College.
 
Separately, the New America Foundation announces the appointment of an Emerson Fellow:   
 
Alexandra Starr. As an Emerson Fellow, Starr will research how U.S. immigration policies impact the nation’s economic competitiveness and entrepreneurship. She is a freelance writer whose work appears in a number of national outlets, and was formerly a political correspondent at Businessweek, where she covered the 2004 presidential election. Starr has been a principal researcher and special report author at the Council on Foreign Relations and a fellow at the Center on Law and Security at New York University Law School. She began her journalism career as Daniel Schorr's research assistant at National Public Radio. Starr is a graduate of the University of Virginia and obtained an MA from La Universidad Simon Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela.

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