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I’m a journalist and essayist writing about criminal justice, housing and the social safety net, often through the lense of city policy. Some recurring topics in my work include homelessness, affordable housing, healthcare, prisons and jails and harm reduction. I have work in Vice, The Verge, Pacific Standard, Village Voice, NY Daily News and Scientific American. In 2018, I was an Open City Fellow at the Asian American Writers Workshop and in 2019, I was a Witness Fellow, which focuses on criminal justice. My freelance journalism has been funded through grants from Freelance Investigative Reporters and Editors as well as Solitary Watch. Right now, I report on Aging for City Limits. I’m also a Visiting Fellow at the Center For An Urban Future.

And I’m a poet and event curator. From 2016-2018 I hosted a popular reading series called Final Fantasy in Brooklyn, and now I host an online series called Microcosmos. If you want to get in touch, shoot me an e-mail at Roshan dot Abraham at Gmail dot com. You can sign up for my newsletter to keep up with my writing and learn what I’m reading and listening to.