Ed Morales is an author and journalist who has written for The Nation, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, and the Guardian.
He was staff writer at The Village Voice and columnist at Newsday. He is the author of Fantasy Island: Colonialism, Exploitation, and the Betrayal of Puerto Rico (Bold Type Books, 2019); Latinx: The New Force in Politics and Culture (Verso Books 2018), and Living in Spanglish (St. Martins 2002). In 2019 Latinx was shortlisted for the Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding by the British Academy in London. He has contributed chapters to “Latin@s in New York: Communities in Transition” (University of Notre Dame Press 2016) and “Latin@s in Alternative Media and Latin@s As Alternative Media,” (NYU Press 2014).
In 2009, while a Columbia University Revson Fellow, he produced and co-directed “Whose Barrio?” (2009), an award-winning documentary about gentrification in East Harlem. The film was inspired by “Spanish Harlem on His Mind,” an essay published in The Best of the City Section of The New York Times (NYU Press 2005). Morales is also a lecturer at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race.