I’m a writer based in Queens, NY. I write about city policy, including prisons and policing, housing, homelessness and harm reduction. I’ve written for The Guardian, Slate, The Baffler, Village Voice, The Verge, Pacific Standard, The Appeal and more. Right now, I report on housing at Motherboard (Vice) and am the housing correspondent at Next City.
I’m a former Open City Fellow and Witness Fellow at the Asian American Writers Workshop and a former Equitable Cities Fellow at Next City. My reporting has been supported by grants from Solitary Watch and Investigative Reporters and Editors.
I’ve worked on large investigative projects but also enjoy policy analysis and essays that envision possible worlds.
I also write fiction and poetry and curate literary events in NYC; from 2016-2018 I hosted Final Fantasy Reading Series, a literary performance series based in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. I still host pop-up readings and am cultivating a workshop series.
If you want to say hi you can email me at Roshan dot Abraham at Gmail or follow me on twitter. I also have a newsletter that is about music, books, occasional analysis but mostly just vibes.