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Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

JOSHUA JELLY-SCHAPIRO is a geographer and writer whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Review of BooksThe New York Times, and Harper’s Magazine, among many other publications. He is the author of Island People: The Caribbean and the World, the cocreator (with Rebecca Solnit) of Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas, and a scholar in residence at the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University, where he also teaches.


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