Columnist

Farah Stockman

Stockman is a writer for the Globe’s editorial board and writes a weekly bylined column. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard College and lived in Kenya and Tanzania, writing as a freelancer for the New York Times, National Public Radio and the Christian Science Monitor. She served as the Globe’s chief foreign policy reporter in Washington, D.C., for seven years. Stockman has won numerous awards, including the Scripps Howard Foundation national journalism award.

Latest stories

Farah Stockman | last of a six-part series

The mission to widen the path out of poverty

By Farah Stockman , Globe Staff

If we truly want to help poor kids, we must do a better job understanding their choices, and their options as they actually exist.

Farah Stockman | fifth in a six-part series

The hustler who’s a mystery on the streets

By Farah Stockman , Globe Staff

He was jailed for selling cocaine and now seems to be rootless, an emblem of the problems faced by many young black men.

Farah Stockman | fourth in a six-part series

They grew up and stayed in subsidized housing

By Farah Stockman , Globe Staff

The stories of three people show that having a baby as a teenager does not guarantee failure, any more than getting a college degree guarantees success.

Farah Stockman | third in a six-part series

Climbing the socioeconomic ladder out of Mission Hill

By Farah Stockman , Globe Staff

Two people who succeeded did so in large part because of their support network.