Jesús A. Rodríguez is a writer and lawyer in Washington, D.C.

I’m a writer interested in the law’s ability to order and disorder people’s lives. Right now, I’m a political features writer at The Washington Post, where I write about intriguing characters, trends, and movements in national politics. Previously, I was a staff writer and contributing editor at Politico Magazine, where I wrote about politics and law. I published the magazine’s first article in Spanish and have reported on everything from the migrant caravan’s democratic ethos to Kamala Harris’ decision to become a prosecutor. My writing has also appeared in The Atlantic, The Nation, Vox, and elsewhere. I’m an alumnus of the Periplus Collective

In 2022, I won Roxane Gay’s inaugural Joel Gay Creative Fellowship, through which I  published Alienhood, a newsletter about politics and the lives of undocumented immigrants.

I have a law degree from Georgetown, where I was a Global Law Scholar and the senior articles editor of volume 110 of the Georgetown Law Journal.

Originally from Venezuela, I grew up in Orlando, Fla., and studied international politics at Georgetown University. I speak English, Spanish, French, and German.