Abby Rapoport, Publisher and Co-Founder, rapoport@strangersguide.com
Abby spent the first portion of her career as a political reporter, covering Texas politics for the Texas Tribune, the Texas Observer and then The American Prospect. Her work has also appeared in Glamour, The National Journal and The New Republic. Prior to founding Stranger’s Guide, she served as Acting Publisher for the Texas Observer and currently sits on the board of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas and TYPE Investigations.

Kira Brunner Don, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder, kirabdon@strangersguide.com
Kira Brunner Don is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Stranger’s Guide. She worked as a magazine editor in New York for seventeen years and as a journalist in Eastern Europe and the Balkans. She studied philosophy at The New School’s Graduate Faculty and worked at a think tank at Columbia University before joining Lapham’s Quarterly, where she was Executive Editor for eight years. She has received two National Magazine Awards for General Excellence in her role as Editor-in-Chief of Stranger’s Guide and one National Magazine Award in Photography for her photo curation. In 2022 she was named the FOLIO: Eddie and Ozzie Award’s Editor of the Year. She is co-editor of the book The New Killing Fields: Massacre and the Politics of Intervention and was the co-founder of the Oakland Book Festival. She lives in Oakland, California with her two children.

Emily Nemens, Sports/Senior Editor, emilyn@strangersguide.com 
Emily is a writer, illustrator, and editor. Her debut novel, The Cactus League (FSG 2020), explores the world of spring training baseball, and she’s written about her hometown team, the Seattle Mariners, for Baseball Prospectus Annual. From 2018 to 2021, Emily served as the editor of The Paris Review, the nation’s preeminent literary quarterly. During her tenure, the magazine saw record-high circulation, published two anthologies, produced the second season of its acclaimed podcast, and won the 2020 American Society of Magazine Editors’ Award for Fiction.

Joanna Yas, Literary Editor, joannayas@strangersguide.com 
Joanna was the editor of Open City Magazine & Books for over a decade and is currently editor-in-chief of Washington Square Review and executive editor of West 10th. She previously held positions at Ploughshares, Grand Street, and Zoetrope: All-Story. Joanna is the Readings & Special Programs manager at the NYU Creative Writing Program, where she teaches, co-curates the reading series and directs Writers in New York, the summer writing program.

Courtney Desiree Morris, Editor At Large
Courtney is a visual artist and assistant professor of African American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her forthcoming book is titled To Defend this Sunrise: Black Women’s Activism and the Geography of Race in Nicaragua

Ambia Elias, Deputy Publisher, ambia@strangersguide.com
Ambia is a graduate of Oberlin College, where she studied Law & Society and minored in Dance and Africana Studies. She is a New York native and is currently based in the Bronx.

Kike Arnal, Associate Photography Editor, kikearnal@strangersguide.com
Kike is a photographer and videographer. His photos have appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic and Mother Jones, as well as numerous exhibitions. His latest book, Bordered Lives, focuses on transgender culture in Mexico.

Print Design: Aimee Blase

Web Design: Blase Design

Cover Illustrator: Benjamin Frisch

Assistant Photo Editor: Dominic Garcia

Contributing Editors

Salar Abdoh, Joshua Beckman, Thomas Beller, Garnette Cadogan, Saneta deVuono-Powell, Kyle Haddad-Fonda, Mark Greif, Stephanie Heimann, Roger D. Hodge, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, Laleh Khadivi, Victor LaValle, Michelle Legro, Alexis C. Madrigal, John McMurtrie, Ayan Mittra, Martín Perna, Emily Raboteau, Betsy Reed, Said Sayrafiezadeh, Laura Secor, Cassim Shepard, Lola Shoneyin, Alex Star, Matthew Zapruder

Thank you for helping us get to five years: 

Lynn Brown, Justin Carder, Annie Estes, Hillary Flood, Sofia Gonzalez, Alex Hannaford, Gwendolyn Hicks, Jacob Kahn, Mike Kanin, Anushree Kaushal, Sharon Kleiman, Carol Lankiewicz, Siddhartha Mahanta, Adam Mann, Miles Mattison, Ajà Miller, Cecilia Nowell, Rich Rhodes, Emily Skaftun, Kyla Kupferstein Torres, Ian A Walker, Gina Whittington, Madysen Zymowski

Additional thanks to: 

KBert Archer, Sage Bazan, Ethan Bien, Rebecca Bodenheimer, Kevin Briscoe, Rob D’Amico, Maya Dusenbery, Ella Feist, Jonathan Ginez, Julia Hass, Mohammed Jazi, Julian Mahrer, Ambrose Martos, Martha Polk, Caren Gussoff Sumptio, Gabriela Vargas-Buell, Brock Winstead, Lara Zarum


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