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 narratives of nation, violence, gender and the figure of the "other". Her current research is focused on decolonization and its intersections with the period of the Cold War. Twitter @bhakti_shringa bhakti@warscapes.com 

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 bronner@warscapes.com

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 busch@warscapes.com

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 veruska@warscapes.com

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 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. scheindlin@warscapes.com

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  reviews@warscapes.com

Blogs Editors:

Shakti Castro is an oral historian at Centro - The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at CUNY. She is a contributing writer and editor at La Respuesta, an online magazine focusing on the Puerto Rican Diaspora. She holds a BA in English literature and media studies from Hunter College. As an independent researcher and writer, her interests lie in cultural preservation, documentary filmmaking, and utilizing new media in the art of storytelling. Twitter @MedeaCulpa shakti@warscapes.com

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 jason@warscapes.com

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

Che Gossett is a black gender queer and femme fabulous writer and activist. They are a contributor to Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex (AK Press, eds. Nat Smith and Eric Stanley) and The Transgender Studies Reader v. II (Routledge, eds. Aren Azuira and Susan Stryker) and Queer Necropolitics (Routledge, eds. Adi Kuntsman, Jin Haritaworn and Silvia Posocco). They have had the honor of being part of a phenomenal delegation of archivists and librarians to Palestine. They are currently working on a biography of queer Japanese American AIDS activist, Kiyoshi Kuromiya. Twitter @chegossett

Editorial Assistants

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.

Editorial Interns: Laura Costello, Naomi Dunn, Jason Wong, Alex LeMire, and Samantha Ruggiero.

Warscapes logo design by Ahmad Gharbieh

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