Bringing my research to a wide public audience is an essential part of my work. Using vivid imagery and clear language, I bring essential contemporary issues to life in long-form journalism.
|Public media written by me:
The Failure of Refugee Camps: An article for Boston Review on why trying to contain displaced people in permanently temporary camps has led to a refugee crisis.
Better Than a Tent, Worse Than a House: A piece for Slate on why Ikea's new flat-pack shelters won't solve the refugee problem.
Pence Used Attacks as Political Bogeyman: There's no reason to be afraid of Syrian refugees.
A Gift from the American People: Creative nonfiction for the Iowa Review, on the bittersweetness of life in exile.
Refugee Protection and Resettlement: In this essay for Science Magazine, I talk about what refugees need to restart their lives---and why international humanitarian aid can't provide it.
Articles about my work in wide-circulation media:
Three Reasons Why Humanitarian Aid Fails: In this interview with Science magazine, I argue that lack of communication, not treating displaced people as individuals, and sending people stuff they just don't need top the list.
La carcel invisible de los refugiados: An article about my work and the crisis of humanitarian aid from SINC, a Spanish news agency.
Der Krise in der Fluchtlingkrise: An article about my work and the European refugee crisis from Berlin's Die Zeit.
Global Refugee Crisis Overwhelms Humanitarian System: A Los Angeles Times article based on an interview with me.
IU Professor Says Syrian Conflict Could Have Widespread Scope: An interview with me on Bloomington's WFIU public radio.
IU Media About My Work:
Refugees' stories are shared...: An article about a panel at IU's School for Global and International Affairs. I'm proud of this one, because it mentions three of my amazing students.