Sarah Jaffe is a journalist covering labor, economic justice, social movements, politics, gender, and pop culture. She is the co-host, with Michelle Chen, of Dissent magazine's Belabored podcast, as well as an editorial board member at Dissent and a columnist at New Labor Forum.
Her work has been published in The Nation, In These Times, The American Prospect, Bitch magazine, Bust magazine, AlterNet, TruthOut, and many other publications. She was a contributing editor on The 99%: How the Occupy Wall Street Movement is Changing America, from AlterNet books, as well as a contributor to the anthologies At The Tea Party and Beautiful Trouble, both from OR Books.
Sarah has been a waitress, a bicycle mechanic, a bartender, and a dishwasher. She has picked up trash, scooped ice cream, and cleaned stables, taught journalism to elementary school children and darkroom photography to college students. Her journalism has covered subjects from Hurricane Katrina to superhero comics, Occupy Wall Street to Rick Santorum. She is a regular guest on The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann, a contributor to This Is Hell Radio, and makes frequent appearances on other radio and television programs.
In May 2009, she graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia with a master’s degree in journalism. Her undergraduate degree, from Loyola University New Orleans, is in English, which she speaks very well, and she credits that city for forming her social conscience, shaping her love of music, and permanently pickling her liver. She has also lived in Colorado and South Carolina, but will always be a Boston girl at heart. She is unarmed, but still very dangerous, and can only be placated with large doses of soy chai and Cadbury Cream Eggs.
Sarah lives in Brooklyn with her rescue dog and entirely too many books.