Stacy Sullivan is the Communications Director at Human Rights Watch. From 2007-2010, she served as U.S. Media Director for Human Rights Watch, focusing on U.S. counter-terrorism policies and was an official observer for the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay. In between stints at Human Rights Watch, she was the Deputy Director of Editorial and Strategic Communications at the American Civil Liberties where she oversaw communications on immigrants’ rights, reproductive rights, voting rights, privacy, free speech, technology, national security, women’s rights, and racial justice.
Prior to Human Rights Watch, she worked as a journalist covering the war in Bosnia for Newsweek, and has written long-form magazine stories for the New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, The New Republic, Elle and numerous other publications. She is the author of “Be Not Afraid, for You Have Sons in America,” a book about the war in Kosovo told through a Kosovar émigré who resettled in New York. She has a BA in political science and German literature from UC Santa Barbara, and an MA in international affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.