Sarah Jaffe

author "Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt"

Sarah Jaffe is a Nation Institute reporting fellow and an independent journalist covering labor, economic justice, social movements, politics, gender, and pop culture. Her first book is Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt, which historian Robin D.G. Kelley called “the most compelling social and political portrait of our age.” 

Jaffe’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and many other publications. She is the co-host, with Michelle Chen, of Dissent magazine’s “Belabored” podcast, as well as a columnist at The New Republic and New Labor Forum.

Jaffe was formerly a staff writer at In These Times and the labor editor at AlterNet. She was a contributing editor on The 99%: How the Occupy Wall Street Movement is Changing America, as well as a contributor to the anthologies At the Tea Party and Tales of Two Cities. She was also the web director at GRITtv with Laura Flanders. Jaffe was one of the first reporters to cover Occupy Wall Street and the Fight for $15.

Jaffe holds a master’s degree in journalism from Temple University and bachelor’s degree in English from Loyola University New Orleans.