I’m a journalist in Madison, Wisconsin, writing about ideas, people, culture, and animals. I’ve written for VoxThe New York TimesThe Forward, and lots of other places. 


I used to be an editor for Harvard Magazine, where I wrote and edited features, book reviews, news, and research stories. Before that, I wrote for the editorial boards of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The Toledo Blade and edited the opinion page of The Harvard Crimson. 

I dance bhangra and Bollywood, but not very well; please assign me a story about it instead! 

Contact me at marinanbolotnikova (at) gmail.com or @mbolotnikova. I love hearing from readers!


photo by the amazing Azena Photography