Ben Norton is an intern for Think Progress. Ben hails from Louisville, Kentucky, and holds B.A.s in Spanish and Film, Television, and Digital Media from the University of Kentucky. Ben has written for a variety of independent media publications, particularly CounterPunch. Ben has also worked as a freelance video producer and filmmaker. After taking a brief break from the Academy, Ben will soon return to pursue doctoral work in international history, with emphases on the Middle East and North Africa and Latin America.