After ten years working in television news in Washington, DC, Geri quit the business to start a family and in 1997 founded GoodNewsNetwork.org, which quickly became the #1 site on Google for "good news". For more than 20 years, GNN.org has delivered positive news and inspiring stories from around the world as an antidote to the barrage of negativity in mainstream media. Featured on CBS News, BBC, Rolling Stone magazine, and NPR's All Things Considered, Geri was dubbed “The Good News Guru” by the Washington Post. From Health news to Heroes, World news to Animal rescues—and our new ‘Good Talks’ page, which aggregates the best motivational podcasts, GNN provides the ultimate grab bag of GOOD, with its daily dose of optimism and hope.
Mpindi Abaas is the CEO and Founder of the Media Challenge Initiative (MCI), a youth driven non-profit building the next generation of journalists. Under MCI, Mpindi opened a Media Academy, with a TV and Radio studio accelerator space for training journalism students who don’t have access to practical facilities in their universities. He also founded the first ever journalism fellowship program; an aggressive multimedia journalism training program awarded to the best 25 students from the Inter-University Media Challenge.He is passionate about solutions and impact journalism that bring hope to the world. Mpindi is a 2017 Young Emerging Leaders Program Fellow, a 2018 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur and was recently selected among 200 African young leaders to join the the inaugural 2018 Obama Foundation Leaders-Africa Program.
Tanya Pampalone is the managing editor of the Global Investigative Journalism Network, a non-profit based in Washington, D.C. The former executive editor of South Africa's Mail & Guardian, she was the 2013 Menell Media Fellow at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. She is the co-editor of two nonfiction narrative collections, Writing Invisibility: Conversations on the Inner City (Mail & Guardian, 2013) and I Want To Go Home Forever: Stories of Becoming and Belonging in South Africa's Great Metropolis (Wits Press, 2018).
BA in Communication Studies and Economics while working in Berlin for piqd
Ciku Kimeria is a Kenyan author "Of goats and poisoned oranges" - (https://www.amazon.com/goats-poisoned-oranges-Ciku-Kimeria-ebook/dp/B00HBBWPI6), development consultant, adventurer and travel blogger (www.thekenyanexplorer.com). She writes both fiction and non-fiction focusing on African stories that need telling. She has worked on diverse pieces for various international and local publications including Quartz, Ozy, The East African etc. She has travelled to 45 countries – 16 of them in Africa. 153 countries to go and 63 territories!
"Of goats and poisoned oranges" has been extremely well received in Kenya and beyond. It tells the story of a Kenyan middle aged power couple and their complicated marriage. The novel explores issues of greed, revenge, betrayal and murder. It runs from the 1960s to 2013. It has been described as “Wicked, funny, poignant, wacky, human, a big ball of fun and danger”, “A unique and captivating book”, “Fun and intriguing”, “Impossible to put down once you start reading.”
She recently moved to Dakar, Senegal from Kenya to work on her second novel. She also works at as the Africa Communication Manager at a leading global strategy consulting firm.
She holds a B.S. in Management Science from MIT with minors in Urban Planning and International development studies.
Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University and currently a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. Educated at Oxford, Mark's main interests lie in economic history and comparative development. He is currently writing a book (with Noel Johnson) on the origins of religious freedom in western Europe. He has also published papers on state formation in Europe and China, weather shocks and pogroms in the middle ages, and private policing in 19th century England. More details about his research can be found on his webpage. He also blogs at Medium and Notes on Liberty.
Dr. Sarphan Uzunoğlu is an Associate Professor in UiT Arctic University of Norway Language and Culture Department. He was previously a senior lecturer at Kadir Has University (Istanbul) across New Media, Public Relations and Information Departments. Dr. Uzunoğlu is also a founder of Newslabturkey.org, Journo.com.tr, TGS Academy (Journalists’ Union of Turkey Academy) and Media Innovation and Technology Network of Turkey (mint360.org), as well as a regular contributor to Punto 24, Medyapod podcast network and other independent media organisations. Dr. Uzunoğlu received his Ph.D. from Galatasaray University Media and Communication Studies Programme. He completed his graduate studies at Kadir Has University via the Turkcell Technology Leaders Scholarship, and his undergraduate studies at Izmir University of Economics.
Bayla Metzger is a radio reporter and producer based in Burlington, Vermont, where she rises before the sun to produce Morning Edition at Vermont Public Radio. She cut her teeth in West Texas, where she was a reporter and producer at Marfa Public Radio covering a wide range of beats, including energy, rural issues and the arts. A story she produced about mutton busting – the rodeo event where children ride sheep – was awarded a 2018 regional Edward R. Murrow Award. Journalism is Bayla’s second career, following more than a decade telling branded stories through print and film. She studied audio documentary at Transom Story Workshop.
Freelance journalist based in Istanbul. Keeping an eye on Turkish politics and development.
Luis BARRUETO is a journalist from Guatemala. Studied business and finance journalism at Aarhus University in Denmark and City University London.
Chhavi Sachdev runs Sonologue and is India's second most experienced podcaster, having started putting out podcasts on her own and for clients like the Blue Frog in 2008... long before Serial, leading her mother to tell other people "I don't know what she does. Something to do with radio on the Web."
Over the last 10 years, she has developed and launched several podcasts that are successfully running, as well as produced the LSDcast - India's definitive podcast about love, sex, and dating, and Tall Tales Takeaway -- bite size true stories, told live.
She also conducts workshops on DIY podcasting, audio editing, and consults for organizations that need a little handholding in the audio format.
To pay the bills, Chhavi is a freelance multimedia journalist and producer covering science, health, development, sustainability, and women's issues extensively. She has co-hosted episodes for BBC's World Hacks and CrowdScience and she's a frequent presenter on PRI's The World, BBC's Health Check and several Deutsche Welle programs.
She listens to podcasts while exercising, doing chores, and also when she's felled by migraines.
Neil Hauer is an independent analyst focused on Syria, Russia, and the Caucasus. Based in Tbilisi, Georgia, he served as senior intelligence analyst at The SecDev Group, an Ottawa-based geopolitical risk consultancy, for three years. He is presently engaged primarily on Russia’s role in the Syrian conflict.
Mo is a born-and-bred Capetonian who has spent much of his adult life in England, Holland and Germany. He has had the privilege of holding senior marketing and strategy roles in the financial services and consulting industry. Most recently, he looked after the global account of a premium German auto manufacturer at a multinational ad agency.
Michaela Haas, PhD, is the award-winning author of four non-fiction books, most recently Bouncing Forward: The Art and Science of Cultivating Resilience (Simon&Schuster). She is a member of the Solutions Journalism Network and writes a weekly solutions column for the German Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin. Her articles have been published on CBS, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, Daily Beast, and many other reputable media.
Rosebell is a multimedia communications specialist, journalist and award-winning blogger with experience in gender, peace and conflict. Currently works on public interest litigation for gender justice with focus on Latin America -Africa learning. Rosebell holds a Masters in media, peace and conflict studies from the University for Peace in Costa Rica. She is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.
I have worked in both University and Private sector labs and studied biology at UT Austin.
After leaving academic research I helped form Prophase BioStudios and built a laboratory out of a local Hackerspace.
Using the laboratory at Prophase BioStudios I started doing my own independent experiments that led me to create my Biomanufacturing company, Portunus.
My interests are primarily in biotechnology, particularly in the realms of fabrication and human enhancement.
Otis Gray is a radio producer, storyteller, and cook from rural Vermont. He produces the Hungry podcast – a show about food, the stories behind it, and the power of what we eat in a polarized world. He also is the host of Sleepy, a weekly podcast where he reads listeners to sleep with old books.
Otis' has produced work for Slate Studios, and has appeared on the Gravy podcast, BRIC Radio, Making Contact, and WAMC among others. He is a three-time Moth Story Slam winner, and makes a killer ravioli.
Manuela Andreoni is an independent journalist based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she was born and raised. She was a fellow at the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and Columbia Journalism Investigations, in New York, and continues to work on cross-border investigations about Latin American issues. Her work as a reporter has been published by the The New York Times, the New Yorker Magazine, BBC Panorama, The Globe and Mail, Univision, Agência Pública and others.
Elvia Wilk is a writer and editor living in New York and Berlin, covering art, architecture, urbanism, and technology. She contributes to publications like Frieze, Artforum, e-flux, die Zeit, the Architectural Review, and Metropolis. She's currently a contributing editor at e-flux Journal and Rhizome.
Anim is editor of the continent's first independent fact-checking website and based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
I am a scholar of International Relations of the Middle East. My research focuses on Middle East security, political violence and logic of warfare, as well as competition and cooperation between regular and irregular armed groups. I am currently a Lecturer in Middle East Politics and International Relations at the Leiden Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), Leiden University.
Sarah Salvadore is an independent data and investigative journalist.
Salvadore spent the past year collaborating on a multimedia investigation for The New Yorker. She worked as a fellow at Columbia’s Global Migration Project - writing and publishing stories of impact on women and girls, migrating from Central America's Northern Triangle. She is a 2016 alumna of Columbia Journalism School, New York, graduating with an MS in Data Specialization and Gender Migration.
Salvadore was part of Columbia's first cohort specializing in data-driven journalism. She is interested in telling human interest stories, using latest tools in data collection, analysis and visualization.
She previously worked with the Times of India in Hyderabad and Kolkata.
Padma has been a journalist for the past 14 years. She has primarily reported on science and environment for Indian newspapers and magazines. Since 2015, she has also been writing and hosting a science podcast, The Intersection produced by Audiomatic.
Her work has appeared in several Indian publications, such as The Times of India, The Hindu, Mint, Scroll.in, The Telegraph and many others. Internationally, she has written for San Francisco Chronicle, Global Post, Newsweek, New Scientist.
Daria Sukharchuk is a journalist based in Berlin, where she works as a news anchor for Russian-language OstWest.tv. Her writing has appeared in Motherboard and ZEIT Online, Cosmopolitan, as well as Afisha (Moscow's leading city magazine). She specializes on the topic of human rights, migration, and mental health.
She has her BA in Chinese history, and, never having forgotten her history background, has also contributed to the educational project1917.com.
Danielle Batist is an experienced freelance journalist, founder of Journopreneur and co-founder of the Constructive Journalism Project. She lived and worked all around the globe and covered global and local stories of poverty, exclusion and injustice. Increasingly, she moved beyond ‘problem-reporting’ to include stories about the solutions she found. She witnessed the birth of the new nation of South Sudan and interviewed the Dalai Lama. She reported for Al Jazeera, BBC and the Guardian and regularly advises independent media organisations on innovation and sustainability. She loves bringing stories to the world and finding the appropriate platforms to do so. The transformation of traditional media fascinates rather than scares her. While both the medium and the message are changing, she believes the need for good storytelling remains.
Jakub Górnicki. Blogger, reporter, technologist. Combines new technologies and storytelling with journalism, blogging, government accountability and transparency. Founder of Outriders.
Didem Tali is an award-winning journalist covering international development, gender, displacement and environment issues for English-language media around the world.
Peter Whiteford is a Professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University, Canberra. He has worked in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris, as well as other universities in Australia and the United Kingdom.
Sezin Öney, originally from Turkey, is based in Budapest and Istanbul. She her journalism career as a foreign news reporter in 1999 and she turned into political analysis as a columnist since 2007. Her interest in her main academic subject area of populism was sparked almost decade ago; and now she focuses specifically on populist leadership, and populism in Turkey and Hungary. She studied international relations, nationalism, international law, Jewish history, comparative politics and discourse analysis across Europe.
I am journalist based in Dubai, where I cover energy, politics, finance, healthcare and human rights.
My investigative reporting and news features have been published by The Guardian, The Independent, Huffington Post, Forbes, New Internationalist, Your Middle East, The Financial Times’ This is Africa, and others.
Born in Wales, and previously been based in London and New York. I’ve also reported from other countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
I have a BSc in Pharmacology from the University of Liverpool and an MA in International Journalism from Cardiff University. I began my career as a scientist, working in research for Unilever and then the major pharmaceutical company Novartis.
I’m addicted to scoops and love to dig into subjects, no matter how technical, to write stories on issues or events that aren’t known to the public.
Jodie Jackson is a conscious news-consumer-turned-author, of the book "You Are What You Read". Jodie has been researching the psychological impact of the news for the last 7 years and campaigns for the greater inclusion of solutions-focused news stories in the mainstream media. She holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of East London (UK) and is a Partner at The Constructive Journalism Project. Jodie is a regular speaker at media conferences and universities.
Freelance journalist based in Paris, France, covering the Arab World. Have reported from Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Iraq, Palestine, Somalia, Ethiopia. Interested in US foreign policy in MENA region, imperialism, youth politics, and conflict.
Co-host of the Episode Party podcast, author of Storm Static Sleep: A Pathway Through Post-rock, editor at ATTN:Magazine.
Helen Morgan is a writer and editor with a background in human rights and migration issues. She is an associate editor at Devex, the media platform for the global development community, focusing on multimedia storytelling and video production for thematic and issue-focused digital series. Currently based in Barcelona, Spain, she has previously written for a variety of international publications while living and working in Buenos Aires, New York and Shanghai.
German economist with a sense of humor, not just relative to accountants. Chief economist at the London-based Centre for European Reform (CER), recently brexited to Berlin. Former fellow at The Economist, economics PhD at Stockholm University in Sweden. Christian covers European economics and integration and has, as a former Londoner, a pathological interest in the economics of real estate.
Malia Politzer is the executive editor of piqd.com, and an award-winning long-form journalist based out of Spain. She specializes in reporting on migration, international development, human rights issues and investigative reporting.
Originally from California, she's lived in China, Spain, Mexico and India, and reported from various countries in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Her primary beats relate to immigration, economics and international development. She has published articles in Huffington Post Highline, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue India, Mint, Far Eastern Economic Review, Foreign Policy, Reason Magazine, and the Phoenix New Times. She is also a regular contributor to Devex.
Her Huffington Post Highline series, "The 21st Century Gold Rush" won awards from the National Association of Magazine Editors, Overseas Press Club, and American Society of Newspaper Editors. She's also won multiple awards for feature writing in India and the United States.
Her reporting has been supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, The Institute For Current World Affairs, and the Global Migration Grant.
Degrees include a BA from Hampshire College and MS from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where was a Stabile Fellow at the Center for Investigative Journalism.
Born in the south of Mexico, she was raised in rebel Zapatista autonomous municipalities to later settle down in San Cristobal de las Casas where she cofounded ''La Casa de las Flores'', a non-profit dedicated to educate, feed and care for the marginalized children living on extreme poverty in the streets of her city. After graduating from Nursing school she enrolled in Biotechnology and Astrophysics.
Roshawn Terrell is a machine learning and AI researcher for Ethicsnet.com. He studies neuroscience, cognitive science, and artificial intelligence. He is a guest-lecturer at Oxford, where he will be leading a research team to look into applying his and colleague's findings to building more sophisticated artificial intelligence.
I am a Dutch journalist, writer and photographer and cover topics such as human rights, poverty, migration, environmental issues, culture and business. I’m currently based in The Hague, The Netherlands, and frequently travel to other parts of the world. I have also lived in Tunisia, Egypt, Kuwait and Dubai.
My work has been published by Al Jazeera English, BBC, The Atlantic's CityLab, Vice, Deutsche Welle, Middle East Eye, The Sydney Morning Herald, and many Dutch and Belgian publications.
I hold an MA in Arabic Languages and Cultures from Radboud University Nijmegen and a post-Master degree in Journalism from Erasmus University Rotterdam. What I love most about my work is the opportunities I get to ask loads of questions. Email: [email protected]
I'm a freelance journalist, currently based in Madrid. I used to be a News Producer at CNBC in London before, but I thought a little bit more sun might do me good. Now I write for several news organizations, covering a range of topics, from Spanish politics and human rights for Deutsche Welle to climate change for La Marea.
Will Kherbek is the writer of the novels Ecology of Secrets (2013) and ULTRALIFE (2016), both published by Arcadia Missa. His Ph.D. was granted by the University of London in 2014. In 2018, the poetry collections 26 Ideologies for Aspiring Ideologists (If a Leaf Falls Press) and Everyday Luxuries (Arcadia Missa) were published. Kherbek is also the writer of the essay "Technofeudalism and the Tragedy of the Commons" (2016) which appeared in the debut issue of Doggerland's journal. The essay considers the role of information in the writing of the Nobel Prize winning economist, Elinor Ostrom, in relation to the concept of the "tragedy of the commons" as formulated by Garrett Hardin. He has written about high frequency trading and finance for the award-winning German language publication, BLOCK, and has consulted and appeared at events with the conveners of the Alternative School of Economics and Rabbits Road Institute in London. His art journalism has appeared widely in publications including Flash Art, Spike Magazine, MAP Magazine, Berlin Art Link, Rhizome.org, and others.
Freelance journalist currently based in Berlin, chronicling the effects of populism on elections in Europe. Former Washington-based political reporter for CBS News, Politico and National Journal.
Passionate about solutions that empower citizens in their fight for energy democracy. She will be curating an online discussion about the current energy transition, covering news on smart grid developments, new regulatory solutions supportive of citizen-owned renewable energy and much more.
Erdem Arda Güneş is an Istanbul based political analyst. After graduating from University of Ankara's Political Sciences Faculty, International Relations department he started working as a politics/diplomacy reporter for Hürriyet Daily News. He received journalism education at the Berkeley and Minnesota Universities in 2013. He did interviews for various national and international media outlets focusing on diplomacy, politics and arts. Now works as a press advisor and political analyst for an international organization.
Wil Williams is a podcast critic based in Phoenix, Arizona. She's written for her own publication, Wil Williams Reviews, as well as Discover Pods, The Podcast Host, and Polygon.
Nechama Brodie is a South African journalist and researcher. She is the author of six books, including two critically acclaimed urban histories of Johannesburg and Cape Town. She works as the head of training and research at TRI Facts, part of independent fact-checking organisation Africa Check, and is completing a PhD in data methodology and media studies at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Graduating from 3A School of Business and Development, Nina was first involved professionally in humanitarian work as a trainer and manager in France and abroad. Her research in the field questioning engagement and altruism conducted her to work as an editor, writing articles. From 2011 to 2015, she worked in Russia as the web chief editor of a French newspaper. She’s now based in France and works as a freelancer on several projects, including writing, and trainings on Solutions journalism or Media decoding. She’s representing the Solutions Journalism Network in Europe since October 2016, which conducted her to train journalists in Denmark, Moldova, Poland, France, and Belgium, and give presentations to several newsrooms.
Currently, I am a Fellow for the Entrepreneurship for Good Program (Future of Audio Entertainment Challenge) at The DO School. I am a media professional, social entrepreneur and storyteller who experiments with media and art to document life, and I have worked with nonprofits, governments and campaigns internationally. I have an M.Sc. in Social & Cultural Anthropology from the London School of Economics & Political Science.
Andrea is a writer and researcher based out of Chicago. Andrea has a Bachelor's degree in environmental science from The Ohio State University and a Master's in Environmental Planning and Management at National Taiwan University, where she specialized in climate adaptation and urbanization. She writes for TaiwaneseAmerican.org, and sends out a biweekly newsletter which includes articles on politics, environment, identity, and intersections of race, class, and gender (http://eepurl.com/bPv-F5).
Erin Siegal McIntyre is a independent investigative journalist. She is a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University and the author of "Finding Fernanda."
Catalina Lobo-Guerrero is a freelance journalist and anthropologist currently living in Barcelona, Spain. For the past decade she has been working as an investigative journalist and correspondent in Bogotá, Colombia and Caracas, Venezuela where has written about politics, corruption, the armed conflict and violence. Her work has been published by The New York Times, The Guardian, El País and other smaller and independent media outlets in Latin America.
German media and technology journalist. Founding editor of piqd. Most of his piqs are digging into the new digital public sphere. How is the web changing public opinion? Who defines what's relevant and what's not? How can we make sure relevant information still finds an audience? How could alternatives to Facebook, Twitter and other commercial social networks look like?
Frederik is director of the media innovation think tank vocer.org. He's teaching "digital journalism" at the Hamburg Media School.
Javier is a Berlin-based multimedia journalist. He completed a MA in International Journalism at City, University of London and is focused on humanitarian and conflict issues.
With experience in several countries, he's covered the refugee crisis, Turkey's coup attempt and the Kurdish conflict.
Among others, his work has been published at ABC News, Al Jazeera, Channel NewsAsia, RBB, IRIN News, El Confidencial, Público or Diario ABC.
Turkish journalist, blogger and media expert. Writes regular columns for The Arab Weekly and contributes to Süddeutsche Zeitung, El Pais and the Guardian. An European Press Prize Laureate for 'excellence in journalism' in 2014, Baydar was awarded the prestigious 'Journalistenpreis' in Germany by Südosteuropa Foundation in February 2018.
CEO and co-founder of Malaysia's top independent news website, with a reach of 5 million. Media management, metrics are my current passions. TED Fellow 2010.
I was born in 1987 in Bucharest. I studied Psychology and Educational Sciences at the University of Bucharest. For two years I worked in a psychotherapy practice, dealing with gambling addicts. I'm an independent reporter, writing and doing video reportages mostly about social and political issues. I am currently based in Jena.
I am an Australian freelance journalist focussing on conflicts, politics, and warzones around the world. I have been working as a journalist for over 5 years, having reported from Australia, Germany, China, Egypt, Palestine, and Ukraine. I am especially interested in the way that new technologies are being used in conflict zones in unexpected and often disturbing ways. During my time working as a journalist, I also co-founded open-source war reporting site Conflict News.
MSc. in pure Mathematics at Exeter University, UK
PhD in Philosophy at Tübingen University, Germany
Visiting Fellow at Princeton University, NJ, USA
Co-owner of a Fund Management firm in Munich, Germany
Wrote two books on finanace and economics
Currently working on a book on mathematics in the early 20th century
Marie von Hafften is a 2018 Story Fellow with the Solutions Journalism Network, curating reporting on responses to social problems. She also writes The Response, the organization's weekly newsletter. Marie studied international affairs and public policy at Columbia University and has worked for UN Women, UNOCHA and KYRS-Thin Air Community Radio. Her writing and photography have been published by PRI/GlobalPost, Christian Science Monitor, Next Billion and Global Envision.
Emran Feroz is an Afghan-Austrian journalist currently based in Stuttgart, Germany. He is regularly writing from Afghanistan, often focusing on the Middle East, Central Asia, drone warfare, refugee policies and human rights. Emran is writing in both German and English. His work has already appeared in international media outlets such as Al Jazeera, The Intercept, Alternet, The Atlantic or the New York Times and in various German and Austrian news papers and magazines.
Prague-based media development worker from Poland with a journalistic background. Previously worked on digital issues in Brussels. Piqs about digital issues, digital rights, data protection, new trends in journalism and anything else that grabs my attention.
Nuala Lam is a bilingual freelance journalist with a focus on civil society, justice, and identity in China. She speaks, reads and writes Mandarin Chinese and forms her analysis of contemporary China through both English and Chinese language media. She has worked for NGOs and news media in Beijing and Shanghai and has also spent extended periods in the Chinese countryside, seeing the country's diversity and uneven development first-hand.
Her postgraduate research at the London School of Economics focussed on English-language coverage of China, investigating the translation of journalistic ethics between differing political contexts. She also holds a first class degree in Chinese and History from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Bangalore-based Rashmi Vasudeva's journalism has appeared in many Indian and international publications over the past decade. A features writer with over nine years of experience heading a health and fitness supplement in a mainstream Indian newspaper, her niche areas include health, wellness, fitness, food, nutrition and Indian classical Arts.
Her articles have appeared in various publications including Mint-Wall Street Journal, The Hindu, Deccan Herald (mainstream South Indian newspaper), Smart Life (Health magazine from the Malayala Manorama Group of publications), YourStory (India's media technology platform for entrepreneurs), Avantika (a noir arts and theatre magazine), ZDF (a German public broadcasting company) and others.
In 2006, she was awarded the British Print-Chevening scholarship to pursue a short-term course in new-age journalism at the University of Westminster, U.K. With a double Masters in Globalisation and Media Studies from Aarhus Universitet (Denmark), University of Amsterdam and Swansea University in Wales, U.K., she has also dabbled in academics, travel writing and socio-cultural studies. Mother to a frisky toddler, she hums 'wheels on the bus' while working and keeps a beady eye on the aforementioned toddler's antics.
I am an anthropologist and political analyst interested in politics, economy and society in Africa and the West, from a global geopolitical perspective. I am a research fellow in the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo, and a visiting researcher in the Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town.
I have published widely in academic and professional publications and write regularly for international media such as Al Jazeera English, The Independent, Boston Review, openDemocracy and Africa Is A Country. I edit the Human Economy Blog.
Elena is a journalist and communication specialist based in Como, Italy. She's regularly writing for local La Provincia and national La Stampa, focusing on energy, sustainability, and climate. She's a fixer for BBC Scotland in Italy, covering political, social and cultural issues. She holds a MA in Journalism and Media within Globalisation from Aarhus and Hamburg University.