The Magazine

Warscapes is an independent online magazine that provides a lens into current conflicts across the world.

Warscapes publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, interviews, book and film reviews, photo-essays and retrospectives of war literature from the past fifty years.

Warscapes is motivated by a need to move past a void within mainstream culture in the depiction of people and places experiencing staggering violence, and the literature they produce.

Apart from showcasing great writing from war-torn areas, the magazine is a tool for understanding complex political crises in various regions and serves as an alternative to compromised representations of those issues.

Warscapes is grateful to the Flora Family and Open Society Foundations for their generous support of our work and mission. 



Editor in chief: Bhakti Shringarpure (Co-founder) is a writer, translator and academic who received a BA in Literature from Bard College and a PhD in Comparative Literature from the City University of New York. She is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at University of Connecticut (Storrs). She focuses on literature emerging from civil wars in the aftermath of European colonialism with an emphasis on the period of the Cold War. Her books, Literary Sudans: An Anthology of Literature from Sudan and South Sudan (Editor, Africa World Press) and the English translation of Boubacar Boris Diop's novel Kaveena (Co-translator, Indiana University Press) are forthcoming in 2015. Twitter @bhakti_shringa 

Editor-at-Large: Michael Bronner (Co-founder) is a writer, filmmaker and journalist who spent many years at the weekday edition of CBS News/60 Minutes, reporting from the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia. He freelances for Vanity Fair, The Huffington Post and others, writing long, literary investigative pieces. His credits in feature film includes United 93 and Green Zone. His work has been recognized with a Peabody Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting, several Emmy nominations and the President's Choice Award for a Vanity Fair piece on the 9/11 attacks. Twitter @michaelbronner

Senior Editors

Michael Busch is a writer and researcher who received his BA in Philosophy and the History of Mathematics and Science from St. John's College in Annapolis, MD. He is a doctoral candidate at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His work focuses on the political economy of transnational organized crime. He has written extensively on world politics for newspapers, online magazines and journals and currently teaches international relations at City College in New York. Twitter @michaelkbusch

Veruska Cantelli is a writer, academic and translator originally from Rome and Umbria. She received her PhD in Comparative Literature from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and taught literature at Queens College for several years. Her work focuses on women's autobiographies, particularly on non-western narratives of the self. She studied modern and contemporary dance at the Mary Anthony Dance Studio and the Trisha Brown Studio, and has performed with the Human Kinetics Movement Arts. She is an Assistant Professor in the ALESA program of English department at the University of Tokyo, Japan. Twitter @VeruskaCantelli

Editor, Poetry: Noam Scheindlin is a poet and literary theorist.  His research interests center on the poetics of narrative form, and the relation of narrative to the experience of everyday life.  He is a student of writers, such as Georges Perec and Edmond Jab├Ęs, whose work confronts a breakdown in communication.  His volumes of poetry include The Proper Conditions for Flight (G-Train Books) and Unorganized Territory (Ten Pell).  He holds a doctorate in Comparative Literature from the CUNY Graduate Center, and is currently Assistant Professor at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY.

Editor, Reviews: Laxmi Vijaysankar is a practicing lawyer focused on the entertainment industry and is based in New York City. She holds a law degree from the University of Mumbai and a Masters of Law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Twitter @luxinaflux

Blogs Editor: Jason Huettner is a freelance writer in New York. He received his B.A. from Hunter College in 2010 in English Language, Literature, and Criticism. His areas of interest include military science, postcoloniality, and gender studies. Twitter @jasonhuettner

Associate Editors

Sara Sudetic is an Associate Programme Officer at the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Tehelka, The Telegraph (Calcutta), Le Monde and the Heptagon Post. She holds a BA in War Studies and History from King's College London. She is focusing her work on developing an understanding of the formation and transformation of identity in nation-states, and the dynamics of political and gender violence in conflict areas. She is currently working on her first novel. Twitter @SaraSudetic

Jeremy Lybarger works for Mother Jones. His writing has appeared in The Advocate, Salon, Bookforum, The Los Angeles Review of Books, San Francisco Chronicle, Out, and other publications. He lives in San Francisco. Twitter @jeremylybarger

Editorial Assistants

Laura Costello is an English and Journalism double major at the University of Connecticut. 

Tyler Chau is currently based in London and works in international development, art and politics. He received his MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies at the London School of Economics and BA in International Development Studies and Art History at McGill University. He is interested in the visual culture, theory and history of development and humanitarianism, indigenous and queer politics, postcoloniality and post-development theory. Twitter @tyler_chau

Genta Nishku is a Development Associate at Make the Road New York, a community-based, social justice organization in New York City. She holds a BA in Classical Studies and English literature from Hunter College. She is currently working on translating the poetry of Albanian writer Migjeni. Twitter @gentanishku.

Vera Kiss was born in Hungary. She graduated with an MA in International Journalism at London Metropolitan University and currently works as a freelance journalist and human rights activist. Her main interests are human rights and development journalism with special attention to the Roma people in Eastern Europe. Twitter @VeraKiss2

Naomi Dann graduated as a Peace and Justice Studies major at Vassar College. She is interested in representations of violence and conflict, nonviolent approaches to addressing injustices, and interrogating normative modes of understanding identities, conflicts and the possibilities of political activism. Twitter @naomi_dann

Warscapes logo design by Ahmad Gharbieh

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