I'm a writer, reporter, and translator in Texas particularly interested in the intersection of power, politics, and landscape.

My work has been published by Politico Magazine, the NY Times, the Nation, Foreign Affairs, and newyorker.com, among other places, and in the book City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis (n+1/FSG). I was a 2019 finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists for my reporting on the northward creep of the southern border.

Presently, I’m a grantee at the Pulitzer Center. Before moving southwest, I was on the editorial staff at the New Yorker. I grew up in Arizona and studied Comparative Literature at Brown. In Austin, I teach nonfiction writing in public libraries and county jail.

You can reach me at emily.gogolak@gmail.com.

Photo by Lizzie Chen

Photo by Lizzie Chen