Sarah Stillman

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Sarah Stillmandc
Born1984 (age 34–35)
EducationGeorgetown Day School
Alma materYale University,
Oxford University
Home townWashington, DC
Notable awardsGeorge Polk Award,
Hillman Prize,
MacArthur Fellow

Sarah Stillman is an American professor and journalist focusing on immigration policy[1] and the criminal justice system.[2] She won a 2012 George Polk Award,[3] and 2012 Hillman Prize.[4] In 2016, she was named a MacArthur Fellow.[5]


Stillman graduated from Georgetown Day School in Washington, D.C.[6] and graduated from Yale University in 2006.[7] While in college, she founded and edited an interdisciplinary feminist journal, Manifesta,[8] and co-directed the Student Legal Action Movement, a group devoted to reforming the American prison system.[9]

Stillman was a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University.[10] In 2009, she was embedded with the 116th Military Police Company.[11]

She teaches at New York University and Yale University.[12] She is also a staff writer for the New Yorker.[13]


In 2005, Stillman was awarded the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics.[8]

Stillman also won the 2012 National Magazine Award for Public Interest for her reporting from Iraq and Afghanistan on labor abuses and human trafficking on United States military bases.[14]

She is also the recipient of the Overseas Press Club’s Joe and Laurie Dine Award for international human-rights reporting, the Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism, and the Michael Kelly Award.[15][16]

In 2016, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation awarded Stillman a MacArthur fellowship.[17]

Selected Bibliography[edit]

  • Stillman, Sarah (2000). Soul searching : a girl's guide to finding herself. Illustrated by Susan Gross. Hillsboro, Oregon: Beyond Words.
  • — (2001). Soul searching journal : a girl's guide to finding herself. New York: Simon Pulse/Beyond Words.
  • — (2012). Soul searching : a girl's guide to finding herself. Updated ed. Illustrated by Susan Gross. New York: Simon Pulse. ISBN 978-1582703039.
  • — (April 8, 2013). "Up in the air". Goings on About Town. Dept. of Hobbyists. The New Yorker. 89 (8): 24, 26. Retrieved 2015-12-21.


  1. ^ "AILA - AILA Presents Jonathan Blitzer and Sarah Stillman of The New Yorker with the 2018 Media Leadership Award". Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  2. ^ McCormick, Andrew (2018-11-01). "Q&A: New Yorker's Sarah Stillman on Oklahoma women in prison and reporting amid trauma". Columbia Journalism Review. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  3. ^ "Throwaways: Recruited by Police & Thrown into Danger, Young Informants are Drug War's Latest Victims". Democracy Now!. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  4. ^ "2012 Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism". Hillman Foundation. 2012-04-14. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  5. ^ "Sarah Stillman — MacArthur Foundation". Retrieved 2016-09-22.
  6. ^ "T-G publisher part of 2-day D.C. symposium on 'The United States in the Age of Trump' - Times Gazette". 2018-02-09. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  7. ^ tyglobalist, About the Author (2012-02-09). "Sarah Stillman (PC '06): the search for truth as an Investigative Journalist". The Yale Globalist. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  8. ^ a b "Yale Student Wins First Prize in Ethics Essay Contest". YaleNews. 2005-05-26. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  9. ^ Hill, Tyler; am, Ted Scheinman 12:00; Nov 29; 2005. "Four seniors win Marshall Scholarship". Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  10. ^ "Scholar Names S-Z". Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  11. ^ "Sarah Stillman, Author at". Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  12. ^ "NYU Journalism - Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute". NYU Journalism. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  13. ^ Search : The New Yorker
  14. ^ "Sarah Stillman | English". Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  15. ^ "Sarah Stillman – Brown Institute". Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  16. ^ "When Deportation is a Death Sentence: Sarah Stillman on Immigration and Criminal Justice". UCI Today. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  17. ^ "Sarah Stillman - MacArthur Foundation". Retrieved 2019-02-19.

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