2015 Andrew Carnegie Fellows Recipient

Masha Gessen
Journalist

Masha Gessen began contributing to The New Yorker in 2014, and became a staff writer in 2017. Gessen is the author of nine books, including “The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia,” which won the National Book Award in 2017; and “The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin.” Gessen has written about Russia, autocracy, L.G.B.T. rights, Vladimir Putin, and Donald Trump, among others, for The New York Review of Books and the New York Times. Updated July 2017

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Project Title: Putin's War Against the West: Understanding the Origins and Dangers of Russia's Ideological Turn

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