Kiran Misra

Breaker of Fourth Walls, Writer, and Researcher

I am a journalist, editor, translator, and policy researcher based in many places currently including DC, Chicago, and Iowa.

I like to write about the mechanisms behind systems of political power and the stories of people who are most impacted by them. These days, I usually write about all things criminal justice and South Asian American politics, but I write about many other things as well. I am a staff writer at South Side Weekly in Chicago and my work has been featured in outlets including The Guardian, Slate, The New Republic, Newsweek, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, SELF, Chicago Reader, Injustice Watch, and more. I'm proud that my sources are always as diverse as the world we live in. If those are things you're excited about and you'd like me to write or edit something for you (or for correspondence of any kind) you can reach me at

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