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2019 Editorial Board


ISabelle harris


Celine Bacha

Managing Editors

Hannah wyatt


benjy sachs

TEChnology & marketing Manager

Kerem TUncer 

Social media Manager

Anthony cosentino

arts editor

Antara agarwal

Podcast producers

KRisten Akey

Hannah wyatt

Senior Editors

Jake tibbetts

Christina hill


Henry feldman


Jodi lessner

akshiti vats

Copy Editors

Sonia mahajan

grace protasiewicz

aryeh hajibay

Mary zaradich

OP-ed staff writers

raya tarawneh

eric scheuch

sophia houdaigui

ayse yucesan

aja johnson

antara agarwal

pallavi sreedhar

jasleen chaggar

ramsay eyre

ellie hansen

rachel barkin

sarah desouza

feven negussie

Feature staff writers

anthony cosentino

kristen akey

kristha jenvaiyavasjamai

maria castillo

stella cavedon

devyani goel

janine nassar

diana valcarcel soler

stephanie choi

katherine malus


Editor's Note

At the Columbia Political Review, we don’t want to be swill merchants. Our project? A journalism of ideas. And yet this issue’s theme, POLITICAL BODIES, points not to airy ideas, but to life at its dirtiest and most material. But insisting on the body is one way of approaching the mission of this humble rag: cracking open the notion of what the “political” might be. We want to suggest that politics happens on the level of the body as much as on the level of ideas-that discourse matters to life as we feel and sense it. And so, David Zhou probes both the ideals and the physical facts at the heart of campus consent culture. Susanna O’Kula interviews Professor Jenny Davidson on “breeding,” politeness, and their relation to politics, showing how the novel of manners can confront the modern world. David Berke reports on the post-election future of New York state sex law. And in the cover story, J. Bryan Lowder thinks about the difficult position of queer students in the debate over the return of the Naval ROTC to Columbia’s campus, tracing sexual identity politics to a contest over the University’s character. It would be a mistake to think that ideas can’t be made flesh. Karen Leung

Editor's Note

Sleep After Election Day