Sasha Abramsky has taught in UWP for over a decade. A freelance journalist, he work has been published in the Nation, New Yorker online, the American Prospect, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, Salon, Slate, the London Guardian, the Observer, the Village Voice, the LA Weekly, Sacramento News & Review, Sacramento Magazine and many other publications. He is the author of seven books, including The American Way of Poverty, listed by the New York Times as among the 100 Notable Books of 2013, and the recently published family memoir The House of Twenty Thousand Books.
BA in politics, philosophy and economics from Balliol College, Oxford (1993).
MS in journalism, from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism (1994)
I have received two fellowships from the Open Society Foundations, for my work on covering criminal justice and poverty issues. I have also won the National Council on Crime and Delinquency PASS media award twice.
I am the author of seven books: Hard Time Blues, Conned, American Furies, Breadline USA, Inside Obama's Brain, The American Way of Poverty, and The House of Twenty Thousand Books.
Over the past twenty years, I have also written several hundred magazine articles, essays, editorials, and other features.