Barbara J. Miner

Barbara J. Miner is a Milwaukee-based writer and photographer. Her writing has appeared in media ranging from the New York Times to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and The Progressive. Her story on the 53206 Zipcode in Milwaukee, “A Dream Deferred,” was named by the Milwaukee Press Club as the Best Long Feature Story in Wisconsin in 2015. Her most recent book is Lessons from the Heartland: A Turbulent Half-Century of Public Education in an Iconic American City (New York: New Press, 2013). Miner has a BA in journalism, a Masters in English Literature and an Associate Degree in photography.