Cody Delistraty

Cody Delistraty is a writer, researcher and historian based in New York and Paris.

In May, I will graduate from New York University, where I was the school's Marshall Scholar candidate, with a B.A. (Hons) in Politics and French. I have also spent time studying at Sciences Po Paris and the University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle.

In the fall, I will be attending Oxford University to read for a graduate degree.

Recently, I have been a contributing culture editor at NBC News writing articles on food, travel, and trends. I have also written for Pacific Standard, Interview, Thought Catalog, The TODAY Show, Suitcase, Matador, Peregrine, and the Washington Square News, where I write op-eds. I am also a frequent guest writer for Paris-based sites, and currently I am the global editor for New York University’s international blog, This Is NYU.

You can find my writings at

This summer I worked as a research assistant at UNESCO in Paris, where I contributed to projects regarding the ethics of emerging technologies and helped draft official U.N. policy recommendations. I co-authored “A Handbook of Information Ethics,” which was published in Winter 2013 and has gone on tour to Shanghai, Toronto, Riga, and Paris. I have also worked at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, assisting with foreign policy research and media relations.

When spare time is found, I am likely writing essays or journaling, watching old movies (Le Desperado cinema in Paris is my favorite), reading anything by Fitzgerald or Nabokov, or playing tennis.