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Caroline Tracey is a writer whose work focuses on the US Southwest, Mexico, and the US-Mexico borderlands. As a reporter, Caroline’s work appears in the New Yorker, n+1, the Guardian, the Nation, and elsewhere, and in Spanish she is a frequent contributor to Mexico’s Nexos Magazine. She was the 2022-2023 climate justice fellow at High Country News magazine, and in 2023 received Columbia University’s Ira A. Lipman Fellowship in Journalism and Human and Civil Rights. As an essayist, Caroline’s work appears in the Kenyon Review Online, Shenandoah, Full Stop, New South, and elsewhere. At PLAYA, she will be working on her manuscript-in-progress Salt Lakes, which was selected by Raquel Guti√©rrez as the winner of the 2022 Waterston Desert Writing Prize. Caroline holds a BA in Russian Literature and a PhD in Geography. Originally from Colorado, she now lives with her wife, the Mexican architect and sculptor Mariana GJP, between Tucson, Arizona and Mexico City.