(1) I am tracing the leftist radicalization of police forces in the form of traitor or "rebel" cops. I'm investigating what has led cops to turn against the profession and what they're doing to support its abolition. A number of pieces are on commission from Slate, The Nib, and others. Support the GoFundMe here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/anarchist-cop
(2) I have a lyrical memoir/commentary piece on contract for Slate on the ethics of telling other people's stories.
(3) I'm on assignment for the New York Review of Books' NYR Daily about growing up with a dual identity in a migrant household of "mixed status"; as well as a story about housing hardship under COVID-19.
(4) I have been on a 17-month investigative report on pro-market libertarian efforts to eradicate public education in the U.S. My project is sponsored by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and was awarded an inaugural Robert B. Silvers Work in Progress grant.
(5) I am co-authoring a piece with writer Todd MIller on 21st-century empire boundary-building for Foreign Policy magazine.
Author Todd Miller and I are currently on commission to write a national stage play on the dystopic convergence of border-building in the era of climate chaos.
A national security literary/thriller about a canny librarian on the run, falsely accused of terrorism by the FBI due to a social connection to an ISIS operative. Now, to keep his family together, he must race to clear his name and uncover who’s behind the plot to upend his life—and why. I am also working to adapt this story to the stage and screen.
A climate sci-fi migration story with illustrator Anna Wieszczyk. In a climate-destroyed Earth in 2100 CE, Zeer and Scorius are two star-crossed teen lovers who embark on a perilous global trek in search of the world's last patch of blue skies, fresh air, and salubrious sunlight.
Check out the first ten pages published in The Florida Review, October 2018: https://floridareview.cah.ucf.edu/article/into-the-sun-2/
A history and contemporary analysis of Israel's decades-long arms trade and homeland security dealings in Central America, and its relation to modern migration.