Hi there! My name is Daniel, and I'm a recent graduate of Northwestern University, where I studied journalism and history. I’m currently working at In These Times and helping to create An Arm and A Leg, a podcast from Dan Weissmann about the cost of health care in America. Before that, I was an editorial intern Smithsonian magazine.

On campus, I was the editor of North by Northwestern, which received the Society of Professional Journalists’ award for best student magazine in 2019, and the editorial director for the first-ever of Pop-Up Zine. I also taught in Northwestern’s Prison Education Program and was a Leopold Fellow in the History Department.

I’m particularly interested in the histories of crime and punishment in the U.S., and I’m helping Michael Sherry to finish a book on the “punitive turn” in American life. If you’d like to get in touch, you can send an email to danielfernandez@u DOT northwestern DOT edu. I’d love to hear from you!