About Us

Stanford Politics is a non-profit, non-partisan student newsmagazine at Stanford University.

We’re a relatively new publication, but we pride ourselves on the quality and professionalism of our content as well as the seriousness with which we take the practice of journalism.

We regularly publish news and opinion on our website, and we print a magazine with our best features four times a year. We’re called Stanford Politics, but we exclusively cover “politics” in the broadest sense of the term — really, anything that matters to people, at a university-, local-, national-, or international-level.

Our History

In 2014, Jason Willick co-founded the Stanford Political Journal. As its first editor in chief, Willick aimed to provide a non-partisan forum for students to debate, discuss, and learn about a wide variety of issues from international affairs to campus politics.

In 2015, the Stanford Political Journal was awarded the Campus Impact Award from Stanford Student Activities and Leadership.

From 2015 to 2017, under second editor in chief Truman Chen, the Stanford Political Journal built a reputation for producing thoughtful and insightful commentary and amassed an even greater following.

In 2017, under third (and current) editor in chief Ruairí Arrieta-Kenna, the Stanford Political Journal rebranded to Stanford Politics, and the first issue of Stanford Politics Magazine was printed. The publication has since grown its staff size and scope of coverage, publishing breaking news on campus and local politics, with one story even being named by Longreads as one of the best pieces of local reporting of 2017.

*Stanford Politics / Stanford Political Journal is funded by students, alumni, and readers, as well as by advertisements and sponsorships. We may have contractual relationships with university entities like the political science department, but all of our editorial content is strictly independent of our sources of funding.

Masthead 2017 – 2018

Editor in Chief Ruairí Arrieta-Kenna
Chief of Staff Maddie McConkey
Managing Editor Zoe Savellos
Magazine Director Daniela Gonzalez
Multimedia Director Kayla Guillory

For the full list of Stanford Politics staff, click here.

Contact Us

For news tips, questions, comments, or concerns:
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For postcards and other physical mail:
Stanford Political Journal
520 Lasuen Mall
Stanford, CA 94305

If you’re interested in writing for Stanford Politics, you can learn how to submit a pitch here.
If you want to join our staff, click here.