Sarah Wildman


Sarah Wildman writes on the intersection of culture and politics, history and memory in Europe and America. Over the last decade, she has lived in and reported from Paris, Vienna, Madrid, Washington, Jerusalem and Berlin. She was the 2010 Peter R. Weitz Prize winner, from the German Marshall Fund, a prize awarded for excellence in European coverage. She is a regular contributor to The New York Times, Slate and a contributing editor at The Forward, and currently a visiting scholar at the International Reporting Project at Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies. She is the author "Paper Love" a 2014 book about the lover her grandfather left behind when he fled Vienna after the Nazis annexed Austria.

Wildman has received numerous grants and competitive fellowships that have bolstered her work on Muslim integration in the West, Muslim-Jewish relations in Europe, trans-Atlantic relationships, Holocaust studies and her search for where history and modernity meet, here and abroad, including an Arthur F. Burns Fellowship in Berlin, an American Council on Germany Fellowship in Berlin, a Milena Jesenska Fellowship in Vienna, Austria (the first North American to receive this honor), and a Pew Fellowship in International Journalism (now called the International Reporting Project). Her work in America has focused on our culture wars and how we export them.

Wildman has also been on staff at The New Republic, a senior correspondent at The American Prospect and the Washington correspondent for The Advocate. Her stories have appeared in the Daily Beast, Newsweek, The Nation, The Washington Post, Travel and Leisure, New York, Departures, The Christian Science Monitor, Elle, Marie Claire, O the Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Glamour, and Jerusalem Report, among others. She has made numerous television and radio appearances and has lectured both in the United States and abroad.