Sean Blackburn

Sean Blackburn

Sean Blackburn is a researcher and a fact-checker for The Spruce since 2019. He joined Callisto Media in 2021 as research assistant.


  • Co-authored the report "'There is Always Violence’: an exploratory study of Phnom Penh street-involved children" 
  • Spent two years in Cambodia conducting research and training a team of social workers in ethical research practices
  • Worked in hospital infection prevention and control


Sean graduated with a degree in sociology and moved with his wife to Southeast Asia to work in field research. Sean spent more than two years conducting research and working with vulnerable, trafficked, and exploited people. He works as a fact-checker and research assistant.


Sean earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Queens College in New York.  

Expertise: Sociology, Political Science
Education: Queens College
Location: Queens, NY

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