Nathaniel Hoffman

Nathaniel Hoffman is the communication manger at Define American where he advocates for telling the full story of the U.S. in regards to immigration, identity and citizenship. He has written about immigration and politics for more than a decade as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Idaho and California. Hoffman filed stories for the Christian Science Monitor, High Country News, The Miami Herald, AlterNet and and produced audio reports for KQED public radio in San Francisco and KBSX in Boise.

He worked as a reporter at the Boise Weekly, the Contra Costa Times and the Idaho Press-Tribune. His journalism has taken him to Cuba twice, to Mexico, Israel and Lebanon and deep into Oregon’s Hell’s Canyon. Hoffman has covered the immigration and demographics beat since he got his start in journalism in Nampa, Idaho in 2001.

In 2010, Hoffman left his post as News Editor at Boise Weekly to write Amor and Exile. Hoffman is the founding editor of The Blue Review, a journal of popular scholarship at Boise State University. He lives in Boise with his wife and two daughters and a large front-yard garden.

Hoffman blogs at and microblogs @paleomedia.


2 Replies to “Nathaniel Hoffman”

  1. Nathaniel,
    Would like contact information for your publisher Cordillera West Books in Boise. Was it a good experience? Thanks. Keep up the good work.

    1. Hi Kent — Well Cordillera West Books IS Nicole and me! Happy to talk to you about it at the Christmas Eve party over a game of foosball or before if you send me a note!

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