Isma'il Kushkush is a journalist who has contributed to the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, The Atlantic, Smithsonian, The Nation, , Guernica, the Associated Press and others. He was based in Khartoum, Sudan, for eight years, and for two seperate three-month periods he was acting bureau chief for the New York Times in East Africa based in Nairobi, Kenya. He received a bachelors of arts degree in history and international relations from the University of California, Davis, with a focus on Africa and the Middle East and a master of arts degree in journalism from Columbia Journalism School in New York with a focus on politics and global affairs. He was a Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation Fellow at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and an Ida B. Wells Fellowship recipient with Type Investigations.
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