Adam Hudson is a journalist, writer, and photographer. He was born in Oakland, California and raised in Pittsburg/Bay Point, California, a multiethnic working-class suburb in the East Bay Area.
He graduated from Stanford University in 2010 with a BA in International Relations and a minor in Middle Eastern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, focusing on the Arabic language. So he can read, write, and decently speak Arabic. In Winter of 2010, he studied international humanitarian law and public policy abroad at the University of Oxford.
As a journalist, Adam typically covers war and peace issues, drone warfare and technology, Middle Eastern/North African (MENA) affairs, human rights, and institutional racism, particularly police brutality. His work has appeared in Examiner, PolicyMic, Turnstyle News, San Francisco Bay View newspaper, AlterNet, Truthout, and The Nation magazine, where he used to be an intern. He is also a contributing editor to WIN magazine, the quarterly publication of the War Resisters League. Adam spent two weeks in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba covering military commissions and related issues for Truthout. He’s given political commentary and analysis on radio stations, such as 99.5 FM WBAI in New York City, 94.1 FM in Berkeley, California, and 900 AM WURD in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Adam also has a history of antiwar and progressive activism. As a student, he co-founded and worked with Stanford Says No to War and was a member of the Stanford NAACP. To give back to his community, he’s taught underprivileged youth of color in East Palo Alto, Oakland, and Antioch, California, and coached track-and-field to elementary school kids in his hometown.
Aside from independent media and politics, his interests include reading, running, anime, listening to and playing music, drumming and writing drum beats, photography, and hip-hop culture. He’s also an atheistic Buddhist and his MBTI personality type is INTJ (in case you’re into that kind of thing). To contact him, his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at @adamhudson5.
(Just FYI: Even though my URL says “.org”, I’m not an organization, I’m a person (obviously!). The domain “adamhudson.com” was taken so I went with “.org”. I hope that mitigates any potential confusion.)