About the Blues’ Blogger

Evelyn Anne Crunden graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in Government & Anthropology and a focus on international relations, globalization, & transnationalism. She currently works with a journalism-focused NGO in addition to her work as a freelance writer and editor in Washington, D.C. She additionally serves as co-editor of Muftah.org’s Egypt & North Africa and Eastern Europe & Central Asia sections. Her interests are centered in foreign policy, law, and media, as well as state sovereignty, minority politics, women’s health, immigration, and progressive movements. She has studied the politics and culture of South Asia, the Middle East & North Africa, and Eastern Europe. Evelyn has worked with the International Centre for Migration, Health, and Development in Geneva, Switzerland, and interned at the New America Foundation as part of its editorial team. She has previously written on the 2014 rise of the BJP and Narendra Modi in India and the Crimean conflict in the Ukraine, as well as the fluctuating American presence in Afghanistan. Evelyn is originally from Austin, Texas (keep Austin weird, y’all) and has spent time in many parts of Europe, as well as Morocco, Turkey, and Pakistan.