Boston Review is proud to name Nia T. Evans and Nate File its inaugural fellows for Black Voices in the Public Sphere, a fellowship initiative designed to prepare and support a more diverse generation of journalists, editors, and publishers.
Please join us in welcoming the 2021-2022 Black Voices in the Public Sphere Fellows:
Nia T. Evans, a writer and organizer working to end state violence against Black women and girls, will examine the relationship between policing and social services. In an era defined by calls for “care not cops,” Nia’s work will investigate the ways in which American institutions committed to care, specifically education, healthcare, and nonprofits, function as extensions of the police state. Nia holds a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her writing has been published in Slate, The Hill, Education Post and her research has been featured by NPR, The New York Times, Vox, The Washington Post, and USA Today.
Nate File joins Boston Review with an interest in investigating Black people’s efforts to pursue freedom outside of the constraints of mainstream white society and to consider how modern instances of marronage are growing, succeeding, and failing around the country. Nate received his BA from Yale University and MFA from New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, where he wrote a thesis on Philadelphia’s housing crisis and the city’s ineffective attempts to provide for homeless and low-income households.