Jacqui Shine is a writer and historian. 

Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Slate, The Awl, the Lapham’s Quarterly blog, Pacific Standard, the Chicago Reader, The Sun, Vulture, the Boston Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Buzzfeed, The New York Times Magazine, Longreads, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

 

Her story on the history of the New York Times' Style Section was nominated for a 2015 Mirror Award for excellence in media industry reporting. She was a Nonfiction Scholar at the 2014 Virginia Quarterly Review Writers’ Conference (where Richard Bausch called her a "really fucking great writer"). She was awarded a 2015 Ragdale Foundation residency. She also serves as a VQR manuscript reader. She has taught at UC Berkeley, the University of Southern California, and the Chautauqua Institution, and she has read and performed at the Dikeou Collection, The Therapy Sessions with Seth Vanek, Bad Advice from Bad Women, and CHIRP Radio's First Time. She has appeared on the Marketplace Morning Report, the MorningAMp, Business@Wharton, and Top of Mind with Julie Rose. She is a contributing editor at The Sunday Long Read.

She holds a B.A. from Smith College, a certificate in nonfiction writing from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in United States history from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2019, she joined the Board of Directors of the Gerber/Hart Library, the Midwest's largest circulating LGBTQ+ library and archive.

Jacqui is represented by Elyse Cheney Literary Associates.