The Outline | Sept 8, 2017
Every morning, thousands of people line up at the U.S.-Mexico border to get to work. With the support of an Adelante Reporting Fellowship from the International Women's Media Foundation, I tell an alternative narrative of life - and work - on the world's busiest border.
WIRED "Backchannel" | 4.20.2017
"China's most popular messaging app has become the perfect tool for swaying public opinion."
In the wake of the 2016 elections, I investigate how fake news spread on a social network that is simultaneously little-known in the U.S. and one of the world's largest.
Nikkei Asian Review (Print/Online) | Sept. 2016
My third print feature for Nikkei Asian Review on the 'Afghan sneakernet', the offline, electronic transfer of digital content, is the culmination of years of work and observation -- and months of co-leading a team of field researchers around Afghanistan.
The New York Times "At War" blog | Dec 4. 2012
"Funny isn’t an adjective often used to describe Afghanistan. Yet to many Afghans, the war and the foreigners waging it can present a surprising source of humor."
Humor can be revealing, and I recount three Afghan jokes about the war in Afghanistan that show the cultural mishaps and difficulties of nation-building.