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, Founder: Bhakti Shringarpure 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 of English at University of Connecticut (Storrs) and focuses on postcolonial civil wars with an emphasis on the period of the Cold War. She recently co-translated Kaveena, a novel by Senegalese writer Boubacar Boris Diop (Indiana University Press). Her edited works Literary Sudans: An Anthology of Literature from Sudan and South Sudan (Africa World Press) and Imagine Africa, Volume 3 (Archipelago Press) are forthcoming. Twitter @bhakti_shringa 

Editor-at-Large, Founder: Michael Bronner 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, Foreign Policy 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 Editor: 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

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 Jabès, whose work confronts a breakdown in communication.  His articles have been published in various academic journals.  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 Associate Professor at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY.

Editor, Reviews: 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

Melissa Smyth is currently based in Hargeysa, Somaliland, where she teaches at Frantz Fanon University. She recently completed an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She is interested in the visual culture of violence, particularly as related to the war on terror in media. Twitter @perrykeetsmyth

Jessica Rohan is a freelance writer and researcher based in Philadelphia. She received a BA in 2013 from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied sociology, anthropology and global studies with concentrations in the Middle East and North Africa and conflict/conflict resolution. She is interested in global media and the role of public art in social movements. Twitter @jessica_rohan

Gareth Davies graduated from the University of York with a BA in English and Related Literature. He is currently studying towards an MPhil in Race, Ethnicity and Conflict at Trinity College Dublin. He has experience in writing about representations of conflict in film and literature, and his research focuses on genocide theory and military technology. Twitter @garethaledavies

Niha Masih is an independent journalist and photographer based in New York, focusing on politics, social justice and conflict reportage. She graduated from Columbia Journalism School with an MA in Politics and Global Affairs. As a television correspondent with New Delhi Television (NDTV), she covered major international stories like the Nepal earthquake (2015), the war in Gaza (2014), democratic elections in Myanmar and Egypt (2012) and propaganda wars in post-war Sri Lanka (2011). Her photographic work focuses on communities at risk of recurrent violence. Twitter @NihaMasih

Contributing Editors

Hassan Ghedi Santur is a Somali-Canadian freelance writer and broadcaster. For many years, he produced radio documentaries for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. His articles have appeared in The Walrus, and Warya Post among others. He holds a Bachelors degree in English Literature and MFA in writing. His debut novel Something Remains was published in 2010 and he has recently completed his second novel The Youth of God. He is currently based in Nairobi, Kenya where he works as a freelance journalist and an international media monitor. Twitter @hgsantur

Mary von Aue is a freelance writer based in New York. She holds an MA from Columbia University, where she studied classical Islamic literature and the effects of the water crisis in Palestine, a topic she investigated while working in Deheishe Refugee Camp. Mary has lived in 6 countries and writes about history, policy, and culture. Twitter @von_owie

Preethi Nallu is a multimedia journalist and writer, originally from Hyderabad, India. Born in Iran, raised in India, she spent her university years at Washington University in St. Louis pursuing  degrees in journalism and political science. She is Managing editor for Refugees Deeply. Twitter @Preethi_Nallu

Ismail Einashe is a British-Somali freelance journalist and researcher based in London. He’s a regular contributor to Prospect Magazine, African Arguments and Welt-Sichten, and his writing has appeared in several publications, including Mail & Guardian, The Economist and The White Review. He’s an associate research fellow at the University of Oslo, where he works on comparative migration. He has also worked for BBC Radio Current Affairs, and presented for BBC Radio 4. He studied social political sciences at University of Cambridge and politics at the University of London. Twitter @IsmailEinashe


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