MVP Fridays | Elizabeth Bruenig: How do we find the truth?


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Join the Center for Social Concerns for Friday afternoons on home football weekends for lectures by national leaders, journalists, and writers on questions of meaning, values, and purpose. Each lecture will be followed by a reception.

How do we find the truth? 

Elizabeth Bruenig, staff writer, The Atlantic

A Marshall Scholar with an MPhil in Christian theology, Elizabeth Bruenig joined The New Republic in 2015, where she worked until early 2016, when she joined The Washington Post as an assistant editor. Liz spent the next several years conceiving of essays for the Post’s Outlook section and children for herself and her husband, Matt. In 2018, Liz joined the Post’s Opinion section as a columnist, and in 2019, she was named a Pulitzer finalist in feature writing for her investigation of a gang rape that had taken place during her time as a Texan high school student. Liz accepted a role with The New York Times as an opinion writer, in 2020, and in 2021, after an exciting year with the Times, came aboard as a staff writer with The Atlantic, where she publishes columns, essays, reported features, and undertakes a number of multimedia projects. Liz’s reporting focuses on violence in America and its aftermath, with particular focus on capital punishment. 

Liz lives in Connecticut with her husband and two daughters and two cats.

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