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Christopher F. Rufo is a Senior Fellow of the Manhattan Institute, Contributing Editor of City Journal, and founder of American Studio, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating new work about the American experience.
In the first phase of his career, Christopher directed four documentaries for PBS, Netflix, and international television, including America Lost, which tells the story of three “forgotten American cities.”
His research and activism have inspired a presidential order and legislation in more than twenty states, where he has worked closely with lawmakers to craft successful public policy. He has also authored definitive research and reporting on poverty, homelessness, addiction, and mental illness in America’s cities.
Christopher’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, New Yorker, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News, where he has become a regular guest. On education, Christopher serves as a trustee of New College of Florida and an academic adviser to the Classic Learning Test (CLT). He has received numerous accolades and awards, including the Conservative Mind Award, the Barbara Olson Award for Excellence and Independence in Journalism, and a distinguished fellowship at Hillsdale College.
Christopher holds a BSFS magna cum laude from Georgetown University and an ALM with dean’s list recognition from Harvard University. He lives with his wife and three sons in the Pacific Northwest, where they enjoy sailing, fishing, and the great outdoors.