Jeremy Gantz was the Web/Associate Editor of In These Times from 2008 to 2012. His January 2011 cover story for the magazine, “Terrorist by Association,” was selected as a finalist for the Molly National Journalism Award 2012. He is now a contributing editor to the magazine, focusing on labor issues.
A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, he worked as a reporter for The Cambodia Daily in 2007. After graduating from Carleton College in 2004, he lived in Sri Lanka on a Fulbright scholarship, studying the intersection of ethnic politics and public education.
He got his start in journalism in eastern Massachusetts, working for the Memorial Press Group, now part of GateHouse Media. While at MPG, he worked as a layout and copy editor, reporter and monthly music columnist.
His articles have also appeared in Chicago-area newspapers, Alternet, the Onion’s A.V. Club Chicago, and BusINess and Shore magazines, of which he is a contributing editor. When he travels, he blogs at Xanadu’s Travelogue, which has captured his thoughts on Australia, New Zealand, India and Cambodia.
Jazz Musician: ‘I See the Gap Between the Haves and Have-Nots’
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Working · June 16, 2014
Will U.N. Investigation of Sri Lankan War Crimes Finally Bring Peace?
International news stories about Sri Lanka tend to fall into two categories: gee-whiz travel pieces or sports articles involving the country's national cricket team. But during the last few months, a third... MORE
The ITT List · March 28, 2014
Secondhand Store Workers Push for First-Rate Treatment
CHICAGO—Ana Laura Lopez has working at Unique Thrift Store in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood down to a science. She’s sorted through loads of donated goods to determine what... MORE
Working · December 2, 2013
‘Please Stop Exploiting People’
Forced and child labor are embedded in the 21st-century economy. What's Washington doing about it? MORE
Features · April 11, 2013
The International Precariat
Foreign correspondents like James Foley, abducted in Syria, are at the most dangerous edge of the freelance economy. MORE
Features · February 8, 2013
Romney’s 9-Point Plan to Annihilate Unions
What Mitt Romney and the GOP would like to do to labor. MORE
Features · October 24, 2012
At Utopian Chipotle Festival, Immokalee Workers Protest ‘Food With Integrity’
CHICAGO—Chipotle is a rare breed in the world of fast food: the chain not only markets its 1,000+ locations as healthy alternatives to old stand-bys like McDonald's and Taco Bell, but... MORE
Working · September 25, 2012
The 7-Year Itch: Desperate for Fare Increase, Chicago Cabbies Continue Weekly Strike
Angry over new ordinance raising vehicle lease limits, drivers push for fare hike and meeting with City Hall CHICAGO—In many ways, taxi drivers typify America’s steadily expanding freelance economy.... MORE
Working · July 9, 2012
Oscar-Winning ‘Saving Face’ Director Says Movement Building to Quell Acid Attacks
Their faces are hideously vandalized and disturbingly devoid of expression. Plastic surgery can help only so much. Each woman bears the unique mark of a singularly grotesque act of violence: an acid attack... MORE
The ITT List · April 20, 2012
Managing Dissent in Chicago
As the G8/NATO summits approach, activists protest restrictive new rules--and prepare for the spotlight. MORE
Act Locally · February 14, 2012