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Contributing Writer, The New York Times Magazine

Axel Springer Fellow - Class of Fall 2020

Matthieu Aikins is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a contributing editor at Rolling Stone. He completed his BA at Queen’s University and MA at New York University in Near Eastern studies, and has been a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, New America Foundation, Type Media Center, and The Nation Institute. Aikins is a two-time finalist for both the National Magazine Award and the Michael Kelly Award, and has received the Polk Award, Livingston Award, James Foley Medill Medal, and the Overseas Press Club Award. His feature writing and photography have appeared in publications including Harper’s, The Atlantic, GQ, Newsweek, Wired, and The Guardian. He is also a frequent guest commentator and analyst on radio and television, including MSNBC, the BBC, CBC, and National Public Radio.

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