Carlos Lozada is a New York Times Opinion columnist and the author of “What Were We Thinking: A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era.” He joined The Times in September 2022 after 17 years at The Washington Post, where he was a nonfiction book critic, Outlook editor, national security editor and economics editor.
Mr. Lozada received the Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 2019 and was a finalist for the prize in 2018. He has also been honored with the National Book Critics Circle’s Nona Balakian citation for excellence in reviewing and the Kukula Award for excellence in nonfiction book reviewing. Before joining The Post in 2005, he was a Knight-Bagehot fellow in economics and business journalism at Columbia University and the managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine. He earned a B.A. in economics and political science from the University of Notre Dame in 1993 and a master’s degree in public policy from Princeton University in 1997. He was an adjunct professor of American political journalism for Notre Dame’s Washington program from 2009 to 2021 and currently serves on the advisory council of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters. He is also a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board.
A native of Lima, Peru, Mr. Lozada became a U.S. citizen in 2014. He lives in the Washington area with his wife and three children.