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Jerusalem Demsas

Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Staff Writer at The Atlantic

Jerusalem Demsas is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where she writes about institutional failure and democracy through stories on housing, infrastructure, and mobility. Her work touches on citizen voice, federalism, and the politics of exclusion, among other topics. Demsas is also a visiting fellow at Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Economy and Society. Previously, she was a writer at Vox covering policy stories and co-host of the politics and policy podcast “The Weeds.” Demsas received the American Society of Magazine Editors’ 2023 ASME Next Award for journalists under 30.