May Jeong

Visiting Lecturer in the Humanities Council; Ferris Professor of Journalism

May Jeong sitting at a table.

May Jeong is a Vanity Fair staff writer. She is the author of the forthcoming narrative nonfiction book THE LIFE: Sex, Work, and Love in America — awarded a 2022 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in- Progress Award and a Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant — which interrogates the ways sex work intersects with the American criminal system. Her reporting from Afghanistan, where she lived from 2013 to 2017, was awarded the South Asian Journalist Association’s Daniel Pearl Award, the Bayeux Calvados Normandy Award for War Correspondents, and has been recognized by the Kurt Schork and Livingston Awards.

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