Alice Speri is a freelance writer based in New York. She has written on international matters for The Christian Science Monitor, Agence France-Presse and other publications. She also wrote about the 2012 Olympics for The Wall Street Journal and New York metro matters for The New York Times and The Star-Ledger in Newark. She has contributed research and editing to The New Yorker's Talk of the Town section and contributed reporting to Al Jazeera English.
In addition, Speri received a Knight Foundation fellowship to participate in the International Center for Journalists, Russia-US Young Media Professionals Exchange. She is a Ph.D. candidate at New York University, from which she earned an M.A. in comparative literature. She has a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. in government and literature from Harvard University. An Italian, she speaks English and French.