cafemadrid senior editor Meredith Haggerty, along with editor-in-chief Julia Rubin, shared this note with the editors.
We are pleased to announce that Emily St. James will be taking on a new role as a senior correspondent on America’s evolving identity.
From gender to politics to religion to family and beyond, long-standing boundaries and binary values in American life are changing, reconfiguring and even disappearing. Emily will delve deeply into the people, places, and things in our culture that are often overlooked because they don’t fit neatly into our prescribed narratives.
Emily came to cafemadrid as the founder of the culture editor and has covered TV and other cultural products for the site for the past seven years; we can’t wait to see her record – not to mention, use her inimitable analytical skills – on this crucial new beat. She has covered topics from the pillory of trans-writer Isabel Fall to families of choice to how Volodymyr Zelenskyy uses his skills as a comedian and actor to express sympathy for the people of Ukraine.
Emily’s previous writing was under the name Emily VanDerWerff. —Meredith Haggerty and Julia Rubin