Michael Friedrich is a writer living in Brooklyn who covers culture and social justice. His work has appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, The Baffler, and CityLab. He also writes research, policy, and grant materials for nonprofits.
Before writing full time, Friedrich spent five years researching criminal-justice reform strategies for a nonprofit based at John Jay College. Before that, he studied English literature at Hunter College. Earlier still, he was very serious about making punk music. (Actually, he’s still a punk.)He grew up in Maryland and on Long Island.