Timothy McGrath is a digital editor at PRI, where he focuses on stories about international security, conflict and migration. Prior to joining the PRI team, he was the social media editor at GlobalPost. He earned a PhD in American Studies in 2013 from Harvard University and was a lecturer in the History & Literature Program there. He also taught courses in cultural history at Boston College and Wellesley College.
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