Sarah Stillman

The New Yorker

Sarah Stillman is a staff writer at The New Yorker. She is also the director of the Global Migration Program at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she teaches a course on covering immigration and refugee issues. She won this year’s National Magazine Award for Public Interest for “No Refuge” about the violent fate that many immigrants in the U.S. face if they are sent back to their home countries. She also won the 2012 National Magazine Award for Public Interest for her reporting from Iraq and Afghanistan on labor abuses and human trafficking on U.S. military bases, and also received the Michael Kelly Award, an Overseas Press Club award, and the Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism. Her reporting on the high-risk use of young people as confidential informants in the war on drugs received a Polk Award and the Molly National Journalism Prize. She was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2016.


When Deportation Is a Death Sentence (The New Yorker)