Soraya Nadia McDonald is the culture critic for The Undefeated, ESPN’s platform covering race, sports and culture. She is the 2020 winner of the George Jean Nathan prize for dramatic criticism, a 2020 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism and the runner-up for the 2019 Vernon Jarrett Medal for outstanding reporting on black life. In addition, McDonald is a contributing editor for Film Comment and has contributed criticism to “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross. Before joining The Undefeated in 2016, she covered pop culture for The Washington Post, where she focused on issues surrounding race, gender and sexuality.
This event was published on February 24, 2021.