Malka Older is an author and humanitarian worker. She was named Senior Fellow for Technology and Risk at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs for 2015, and she has more than eight years of experience in humanitarian aid and development. Her science-fiction political thriller Infomocracywas named one of the best books of 2016 by Kirkus, Book Riot, and the Washington Post. She is also the author of the sequels, Null States (2017) and State Tectonics (2018), as well as of short fiction, poetry, and essays.
She has more than a decade of field experience in humanitarian aid and development. She is a frequent speaker on speculative resistance, democracy, data, and disasters.
Malka has a BA in literature from Harvard University, and an MA in International Relations and Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Johns Hopkins University. Her doctoral work on the sociology of organizations at the Institut d’Études Politques de Paris (Sciences Po) explores the dynamics of post-disaster improvisation in governments using the cases of Hurricane Katrina and the Japan tsunami of 2011.