Sylvia A. Harvey

Sylvia A. Harvey is a New York-based journalist and reporting fellow with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute. She reports at the intersection of race, gender, and policy. Her focus is on the 2.7 million Children of Incarcerated Parents, COIP, a demographic rendered invisible by our criminal justice system and public policy. 

SAH’s written work has appeared in The Nation, Yes! Magazine, ELLE, Colorlines, The Feminist Wire, Narratively, the New York Post, AOL’s Bedford-Stuyvesant Patch, where she served as the gentrification columnist, and more. Her commentary on race and the criminal justice system has been featured on WNYC, NPR, WBAI, HuffPost Live, 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. Her book The Shadow System is forthcoming with Bold Type Books.

The Oakland native holds a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Columbia University and a Master of Science in journalism from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism.