Elaine Elinson is coauthor of Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California, winner of a Gold Medal in the California Book Awards. She served two decades as the communications director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, and is currently a researcher for the National Park Service on civil rights history.
Her articles and book reviews have appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, the San Francisco Chronicle, Truthdig.com, The Nation, Woman’s Day, and other publications. She was named a San Francisco Library Laureate in 2010.
She is a former journalist in Southeast Asia whose first book, Development Debacle: The World Bank in the Philippines, was banned by the Marcos regime.