Sylvia A. Harvey (SAH) is an independent journalist based in NYC. SAH makes it a point to write and report on communities underrepresented in mainstream media. Her need to investigate the way culture, politics, history, behavior and economics intersect and produce naturally led to her reporting at the intersection of race, class and policy.
Her work has appeared in Elle, The Nation, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Appeal, Yes! Magazine, WNYC, The Root, Colorlines, the Feminist Wire, Huffington Post, Narratively, New York Post and AOL’s Bedford-Stuyvesant Patch, where she served as a columnist covering gentrification, and more. Her commentary on race and the criminal justice system has been featured on NPR, WBAI, Women’s Media Center Live with Robin Morgan, HuffPost Live, Radio Curious and beyond.
She is the recipient of a Logan Non-Fiction Residency from The Carey Institute for Global Good, a National Headliner Award recipient, and a National Association of Black Journalists, NABJ, Salute to Excellence awardee. She is working on her first book, tentatively titled, The Shadow System, an urgent, deeply reported investigation on the effects of mass incarceration on families, to be published by Bold Type Books/Hachette Book Group.
The Oakland native holds a Bachelors of Arts in sociology from Columbia University and a Masters of Science in journalism from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism.
SAH welcomes collaboration, dialogue, and inquiries, so feel free to reach out. She tweets: @Ms_SAH