Jessica Loudis is a writer and editor. She grew up in Mozambique, Honduras, Jamaica, and the D.C. suburbs before moving to New York.
She has worked as a news writer at Slate, an associate editor at Bookforum magazine, a book researcher for investigative journalists at the New Yorker and New York Times, and as an editor at the literary quarterly Conjunctions. She launched and edited the books section of the online arts magazine Idiom, and edited the essay collection Should I Go to Grad School? (Bloomsbury, 2014). She was also a senior features editor at Al Jazeera America, and the editor of World Policy Journal, a 35-year-old international affairs magazine published by Duke University Press, which sadly closed in 2018. She is a 2019/2020 Bosch fellow and a board member of the National Book Critics’ Circle.
In addition to essays, reviews and reported pieces, she has edited book manuscripts, artists' catalogues and catalogues raisonnés, and was one of the founders of a listserv for female editors.
jloudis at gmail dot com