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Emma Glassman-Hughes

Digital Producer


Emma Glassman-Hughes is a digital producer for the Boston Globe, a freelance culture writer, and a former travel editor. She holds a bachelor's degree from the honors program at Emerson College and a master’s in journalism from Boston University. She was previously a staff writer at Bustle Digital Group and a contributing writer at Cosmopolitan, where she covered queer life and sexuality. She has worked as a research assistant on non-fiction books about Indigenous language preservation in California, the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, and a Worcester-born Jazz-Age jewel thief.

Before transitioning to larger newsrooms, Emma helped launch several start-up outlets, including Here, a travel and culture publication from Away with an award-winning quarterly print magazine. In her role as print editor, she reported from over 12 countries and covered a wide range of subjects, including beekeepers in western Uganda, the soul foods of Buenos Aires, and Aboriginal land stewardship in the Tasmanian bush. While still an undergraduate at Emerson, her writing about menstrual politics and gender inequity earned the attention of Gloria Steinem, who offered praise and polite critiques during an intimate gathering at her New York City apartment.

Emma grew up in San Diego, California, but learned to surf in Barbados while traveling for work. She can be reached at emma.glassmanhughes@globe.com, and more of her writing can be found on her website, https://eg-h.com.