The Nation Institute Welcomes New Fellows
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  • August 20, 2013

John Carlos Frey

John Carlos Frey is an Investigative Fund Fellow at The Nation Institute. An investigative reporter and documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles, his work has been featured on 60 Minutes, Dan Rather Reports, and an Emmy-nominated series for PBS, "Crossing the Line." In 2011 Frey documented the journey of migrants across the US-Mexico border and walked for days in the Arizona desert risking his own life for the documentary "Life and Death on the Border." John Carlos Frey has also written for the Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Salon, Need to Know online, the Washington Monthly,and El Diario(in Spanish). Frey's documentary films include "The Invisible Mexicans of Deer Canyon," "The Invisible Chapel," and "The 800 Mile Wall."


Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts

Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts is a fellow at The Nation Institute whose work has appeared in Transition, the New York Times, Harper’s, Vogue, and Essence among others. She has received awards from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Originally from Houston, Texas, she graduated from Harvard University and was a Fulbright Scholar in the United Kingdom. Sharifa is writing a trilogy on African-Americans and utopia; her first book, Harlem Is Nowhere, was named among 100 Notable Books of 2011 by the New York Times Book Review and nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award.


Dean Starkman

Dean Starkman is an Investigative Fund Fellow at The Nation Institute and an award-winning journalist and media critic. An editor of the Columbia Journalism Review and the magazine's Kingsford Capital Fellow, he is the author of The Watchdog That Didn't Bark: the Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism, a sweeping critique of business news and its coverage of Wall Street and mortgage lenders before the financial crisis (January 2014; Columbia University Press). He co-edits The Best Business Writing book anthology series and is a contributor to GoLocal/Prov, a local news startup based in Providence, RI. An investigative reporter for more than two decades, Starkman covered white-collar crime and real estate for The Wall Street Journal and helped lead the Providence Journal's investigative team to a Pulitzer Prize.