Shannon Schweitzer is copy chief at Foreign Policy. Prior to joining FP in May 2015, she worked as an editorial assistant for the Middle East Institute and as a manuscript editor on Politics and Culture in Contemporary Iran: Challenging the Status Quo, a collection of essays on Iran’s socio-cultural transition and its impacts on the country’s democratic prospects. A New Orleans native, she holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Stanford University, where she also completed a minor in Arabic and a certificate in Iranian studies. Having partly grown up in Athens, Greece, she has lived and studied in Jordan and China.
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