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 NewWest.net 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.
- “Dream Act Rising” – Immigrant youth find their voice in a movement for the American Dream, in Boise Weekly
- “Story of O” – Boise Weekly coverage of the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado
- “Sheep v. Sheep” – High Country News article on wild vs. domestic sheep out west
- “Rethinking Terrorism” – A Jewish American Crosses into Hezbollah Territory, on Alternet.org
- “Mexican city addresses its American problem” – Dealing with “illegal” Americans in San Miguel, from The Seattle Times
- Newwest.net articles