Amy Waldman is a national correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly, where she writes about both domestic and foreign issues. Most recently, she has written about the use of religion in terrorism trials and what it reveals about the conduct of the war on terror and about Islam itself.
As a fellow, Waldman will write a nonfiction work on the social and intellectual history of Muslims in modern Great Britain, starting with the migration of individuals—and of ideas, ideologies, and schools of Islam—from the Indian subcontinent and the Arab world. She will examine how the relationship between Muslims and their British rulers during the colonial era has shaped the dynamics of Islam today and how Britain has become a pivotal intellectual and ideological battleground for modern Islam.
Waldman graduated from Yale University magna cum laude in 1991 with a BA in English. She worked at the New York Times from 1997 to 2006 and was cochief of the paper’s South Asia bureau from 2002 through 2005. She won a 2005 Overseas Press Club Award for reporting from India.