Cristian Farias

Cristian Farias is a writer-in-residence at the Knight Institute. Until recently, he was a member of the editorial board at The New York Times, where he covered the U.S. Supreme Court, criminal justice, civil rights, and other legal issues. Before that, he was a legal columnist for New York Magazine, a Supreme Court reporter for The Huffington Post, and has written for The New Republic, Slate, The New York Review of Books, and other publications. In addition, Cristian has served as a writer-in-residence at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and was a legal editor for Radiolab’s More Perfect, a podcast about the Supreme Court. Before he attended law school, Cristian was also a probation officer in the New Jersey court system.

During his residency at the Institute, Cristian will undertake a major investigative project focused on freedom of expression and the U.S. border. 

Selected Publications