Alexis Okeowo is the author of “A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa,” for which she received the 2018 PEN Open Book Award. She is a Visiting Journalist at the Russell Sage Foundation and is writing for television. Her work has been anthologized in “The Best American Sports Writing” (2017) and “The Best American Travel Writing” (2017), and she has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, New America, and the Alicia Patterson Foundation. She has previously contributed to The New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, and the Financial Times. She is working on a long-form investigative project related to poverty and civil rights abuses in Alabama.