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Sasha Abramsky, Author & Founder of The Voices of Poverty

Sasha Abramsky is a freelance journalist, and a part-time lecturer in the University Writing Program at the University of California at Davis. His work has appeared in The Nation, The Atlantic Monthly, New York magazine, The Village Voice, Rolling Stone, Salon, the London Guardian and many other publications. Originally from England and a graduate in politics, philosophy, and economics from Balliol College, Oxford, he has since adopted his mother’s homeland of America and now lives in Sacramento, CA with his wife, daughter and son. He has a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. In 2000 Abramsky was awarded an Open Society Institute Crime, and Communities Media Fellowship, and he is currently a Senior Fellow at the New York City-based Demos think tank. His most recent book, Inside Obama’s Brain, was published by Penguin Portfolio in December 2009. He is the author of four other books: Breadline USA: The Hidden Scandal of American Hunger and How to Fix It; American Furies: Crime, Punishment, and Vengeance in the Age of Mass Imprisonment; Conned; and Hard Time Blues. Abramsky’s work is currently being supported by the Open Society Institute’s Special Fund for Poverty Alleviation.


Caitlin Alyce Buckley, Research Assistant

Caitlin is a Program Associate at The Jamestown Foundation in Washington D.C. She graduated from University of California, Davis with a B.A. in Political Science. During her undergraduate studies, she worked for the state of California, a lobbying firm in Washington D.C., a political think tank, and as a research assistant for Sasha Abramsky on Inside Obama’s Brain. Following graduation, she spent a year teaching English as a foreign language in Moscow and then studied business at the graduate level in France. She has lived, studied, and worked in various countries and is proficient in French, Spanish, Italian and Russian. She previously worked in government and nonprofit sectors.