I’m a writer, reporter and translator based in Brooklyn, NY. As a freelance reporter, I cover the intersections of religion, law, and gender, as well as labor & employment, with bylines at The New Republic, The Nation, The Atlantic, The Progressive, New York Magazine, Marie Claire, Rewire, Vice, Religion & Politics, Religion Dispatches, Columbia Journalism Review, PRI’s The World, and others. I write regularly for Bloomberg Law about gender parity and news in the legal industry.
I became a full-time journalist after earning a master’s in cultural anthropology from Humboldt University in Berlin, cutting my teeth as a legal reporter for Law360. I'm also a French and German translator for various news sites, including The Huffington Post. In 2016, I was the recipient of a U.S.-Austria Journalism Exchange Fellowship from the International Center for Journalists, publishing several articles in German for Austrian newspaper Der Standard.
I'm also a proud board member of WAM!NYC, the New York City chapter of a national non-profit dedicated to gender justice in the media.
You can reach me at srussellkraft AT gmail DOT com to say hi, pitch a story, or find out about my freelance availability and rates.
If you're a source contacting me about a sensitive topic, you can send an encrypted email to srussellkraft AT protonmail DOT com.