Joshua Alvarez is a journalist and writer. He has traveled widely, including extended stays in Turkey, Egypt, and Israel and the West Bank. He has written for publications including The Atlantic, Washington Monthly, and Bookforum. He lives in Washington, D.C. where he works for Washington Monthly

Joshua received a BA International Relations from Stanford University and an MA Journalism from NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute's Cultural Reporting and Criticism program. 

In Turkey, 2012.