I am a New York-based author who has written more than forty articles about the environment and climate change. In addition, I am the author of No Rain in the Amazon: How South America's Climate Change Affects the Entire Planet. Prior to that, I wrote about environmental issues in an academic setting, for example via my dissertation about the Venezuelan oil industry. More recently, I have given much thought to the connections between pandemics, climate change, wildlife exposure and food justice. I have gathered my thoughts on the radical post-Coronavirus future in this online essay.
Previously, I wrote prolifically about the rising issue of anti-Semitism throughout the world. I have criss-crossed Ukraine over the course of four trips, interviewing prominent members of the Jewish community and experts alike. I have studied Russian language in both New York and St. Petersburg, where I lived in 2017.
To date, I have written some eighty articles about Ukraine, and I also published a booklet, Ukraine's Revolutionary Ghosts, which features a distillation and synthesis of much of my earlier writing on this subject, as well as accompanying images. My essays on these issues have appeared in such venues as the Washington, D.C.-based Kennan Institute, al-Jazeera, Huffington Post and "New Eastern Europe."
Before I started addressing East-West tensions, I was more oriented toward North-South dynamics, and specifically Latin America. In 2002, I received my doctorate in Latin American history from Oxford University. Later, I went on to write Hugo Chávez: Oil, Politics and the Challenge to the U.S., and Revolution! South America and the Rise of the New Left.
I have spoken about many of these wide-ranging topics on the likes of CNN, the BBC and National Public Radio to name just a few, and I even put in a guest appearance on the Daily Show.
I have meanwhile given much thought to the concept of non-violent social and political change. To see my companion site, which features my own interviews with experts and activists on these matters, as well as some of my own articles, click here.
I'm also the author of a satiric novel, Post Academic Stress Disorder. Currently, I am writing another novel of historic fiction entitled Crucible of Revolution, which is set during the time of Guiseppe Garibaldi. In addition, I am a photographer and photojournalist. To follow on Facebook, click here. To follow on Twitter @nikolaskozloff, click here.