Eliza Griswold
Eliza Griswold, a contributing writer covering religion, politics, and the environment, has been writing for The New Yorker since 2003. She has written and translated four books of nonfiction and poetry. She is the author, most recently, of “Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America,” a 2018 Times Notable Book and a Times Critics’ Pick, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, in 2019. Griswold has held fellowships at Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the New America Foundation, among others, and has been awarded various prizes, including the J. Anthony Lukas Prize, a pen Translation Prize, and the Rome Prize for her poetry. Her second book of poems, “If Men, Then,” will be published in 2020. She is currently a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University.
All Work
On Religion
The Unmaking of Biblical Womanhood
How a nascent movement against complementarianism is confronting Christian patriarchy from within.
By Eliza GriswoldJuly 25, 2021
On Religion
The Fight for the Heart of the Southern Baptist Convention
How the Convention’s battle over race reveals an emerging evangelical schism.
By Eliza GriswoldJune 10, 2021
On Religion
A Pennsylvania Lawmaker and the Resurgence of Christian Nationalism
How Doug Mastriano’s rise embodies the spread of a movement centered on the belief that God intended America to be a Christian nation.
By Eliza GriswoldMay 9, 2021
When the Kids Started Getting Sick
After pressure from families, Pennsylvania has launched studies into whether fracking can be linked to local illnesses.
By Eliza GriswoldMarch 2, 2021
U.S. Journal
Trump’s Battle to Undermine the Vote in Pennsylvania
Republicans in the state have alleged fraud and attempted to audit ballots. “The long-term goal,” a Democratic legislator told me, was to “falsely delegitimize Joe Biden’s victory.”
By Eliza GriswoldNovember 27, 2020
Campaign Chronicles
Pennsylvania’s Blue Shift
Trump led in Pennsylvania on Election Night, but in the days that followed Democrats tipped the state toward Biden. A local activist said, “You should have known, Don, not to mess with Philadelphia.”
By Eliza GriswoldNovember 6, 2020
Campaign Chronicles
The Count Begins in Pennsylvania: “It’s Going to Be a Wild Ride”
Reporting inconsistencies, potential delays, and legal challenges could make vote-counting in the state chaotic.
By Eliza GriswoldNovember 3, 2020
Campaign Chronicles
In Pennsylvania, Republicans Might Only Need to Stall to Win
A political analyst warned, “Harrisburg in 2020 could be Tallahassee in 2000.”
By Eliza GriswoldOctober 29, 2020
Campaign Chronicles
Does Door-Knocking Matter?
Republicans have been going door to door for months; Democrats start this week. Will it affect the election?
By Eliza GriswoldOctober 6, 2020
Campaign Chronicles
The New Republicans of Pennsylvania
Since 2016, the state G.O.P. has added more than a hundred thousand registered voters, while the Democrats have lost eighty thousand. Should Biden be worried?
By Eliza GriswoldSeptember 25, 2020
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