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Jenna Krajeski

Jenna Krajeski’s work has appeared in the New Yorker, the NationHarper’s, and elsewhere. For four years, she was based in Istanbul, where, with the support of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, she reported on regional issues with a focus on the Kurdish populations in Turkey, Iraq, and Syria. She is a 2015-16 Knight-Wallace fellow at the University of Michigan.


A member of Kurdish Syria’s YPJ unit, an all-female branch of the region’s military forces. (Erin Trieb)

What the Kurds Want

Fall 2015 | Reporting

Syrian Kurds are trying to build a leftist revolution in the midst of a civil war. Is it a new Middle East, or just another fracture?