caroline eaton tracey

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“Ranchers don’t tend to go all the way to Washington to meet solely with the BLM, either; when the agency was headquartered in the nation’s capital, ranchers who made the trip out east could take the opportunity to meet with senators and representatives, lobbyists and other land and resource management agencies. Issues that merit a trip to Washington – such as endangered species management or “split estates” (in which ranchers hold surface rights to their land but not the minerals below it, which may be federal and leased to resource development companies) – have many stakeholders.

‘If we go to DC we can visit with many more people who are decision-makers. We can talk to people in the House and Senate. We can speak to committees and staffers. But if we go to Grand Junction, we can maybe talk to one or two BLM employees … my guess is we won’t be really effecting any change,’ says Jeanie Alderson, a rancher in Birney, Montana.“

Caroline Eaton Tracey writes about the US Southwest, Mexico, and the borderlands between the two. She speaks and works in English, Spanish, and Russian.

Caroline’s reporting appears in n+1, the Nation, the Guardian, Rest of World, and elsewhere, as well as in Spanish in Mexico’s Revista Nexos. Her reportage about migrant death in South Texas won the 2019 Scoundrel Time/Summer Literary Seminars nonfiction contest. 

Her personal essays appear in the Kenyon Review Online, Full Stop, New South, and elsewhere. “A River Passes By Here” was runner-up in the 2020 Financial Times/Bodley Head essay contest and “The Ephemeral Forever” won Ruminate Magazine’s 2021 VanderMey Nonfiction Contest.

Her art writing has appeared in Nexos, Variable West, SFMOMA’s Open Space, and Burlington Contemporary.

In fall 2021, Caroline was writer-in-residence at Deep Springs College in the eastern California desert. In addition to writing, she is an editor-at-large at Zócalo Public Square.

She is currently seeking representation for SALT LAKES, her manuscript of essays, as well as preparing a book proposal about the effects of US border and migration policy in Mexico. 

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Caroline Eaton Tracey escribe sobre la geografía de México, el Suroeste de Estados Unidos y la frontera entre ellos. Habla ingles, español y ruso.

Sus artículos aparecen en n+1, The Nation y The Guardian, entre otros lugares. En español cubre la frontera norte para la Revista Nexos. En 2019, un artículo suyo sobre el fallecimiento de migrantes en el desierto del sur de Texas ganó el premio de no ficción de Scoundrel Time/Summer Literary Seminars. 

Sus ensayos aparecen en Kenyon Review Online, Full Stop y New South, entre otros lugares. “Aquí Pasa Un Río” ganó segundo lugar en el premio de ensayo Financial Times/Bodley Head de 2020; en 2021 “Lo Efímero, Para Siempre” ganó el concurso de no-ficción VanderMey de Ruminate Magazine.

Sus reseñas y ensayos sobre el arte han aparecido en Nexos, Variable West, Open Space (plataforma del Museo de Arte Moderno de San Francisco) y Burlington Contemporary.

En el otoño de 2021, Caroline era escritora residente en Deep Springs College en el desierto del este de California. Además de escribir, trabaja como editora en Zócalo Public Square.

Actualmente está preparando un manuscrito de ensayos y una propuesta para un libro sobre los efectos de la política migratoria/fronteriza de Estados Unidos en México. 

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