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Tina Rosenberg

Tina Rosenberg (MSJ82) won a MacArthur Fellowship in 1987, the first freelance journalist to do so. She used the fellowship to travel to South America, and published a book about the experience in 1991.

Rosenberg’s second book, The Haunted Land: Facing Europe’s Ghosts After Communism, was published in 1995. The book details the tough transition from communism to democracy faced by the people of Eastern Europe. For the book, Rosenberg was awarded the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction and the 1995 National Book Award for nonfiction.

In 2010 Rosenberg began writing for the Opinionator, The New York Times’ online commentary site. She has also written for The New Republic, the Washington Post and The New Yorker. She published her third book, Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World, in 2011. Rosenberg is a former senior fellow at the World Policy Institute.