Amanda Leigh Lichtenstein



Ed.M., Harvard University Graduate School of Education

B.A., Kalamazoo College


  • Writer and editor with expertise on on arts, culture, education, and politics
  • Bylines on Poetry Magazine Online, Al Jazeera English, National Public Radio, and more
  • Digital editor at The World


Amanda Leigh Lichtenstein is a writer and editor from Chicago, Illinois, writing on arts, culture, education, and politics. She is a 2009 MacArthur Foundation Cultural Connections grantee in Tanzania and received a 2013 Prince Claus Foundation grant for arts and culture work in Ethiopia. For over 20 years, she has worked as a writer, editor, and educator, specializing in topics such as digital rights, arts and culture, journalism, and civic engagement.


Amanda Leigh Lichtenstein earned an Ed.M. from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education in 2005. She has a B.A. from Kalamazoo College and has also studied at the University of Nairobi, Columbia College Chicago, and The State University of Zanzibar.

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