Zerlina Maxwell is a political analyst and contributing writer for The New York Daily News, Feministing.com, theGrio.com, BET.com, and EBONY.com. She writes about national politics, candidates, and specific policy and culture issues including domestic violence, sexual assault, victim blaming and gender inequality. She has consulted with the United States Department of State to promote the use of social media by students in the West Bank. Last fall, she was featured in the New York Times as a political twitter voice to follow during this election season. Her writing has also appeared in The Washington Post, JET Magazine, on CNN.com and other mainstream media outlets. She is also a weekly guest and fill in host for Make It Plain with Mark Thompson on Sirius XM Progress and democratic commentator on Fox News and MSNBC. She has a J.D. from Rutgers Law School - Newark and a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University. She can be contacted here.