Independent journalist and communications professional based in New York City. Arts correspondent for the Boston Globe since 2004. Culture reporter for WNYC—New York Public Radio, 2006-09. Recent reports from Congo Republic, India and Mississippi for The New Yorker and Al Jazeera America. Other publications: Transition, The Oxford American, PRI’s The World, MTV Iggy, MTV Desi, Afropop Worldwide, Africa Is A Country, OkayAfrica, Alarm, Paste.
Editorial, research and training for international, corporate, university and non-profit clients. Feature writer for Teachers College, Columbia University since 2010. Lead writer on Côte d’Ivoire for the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), 2003-08. Selected recent clients: Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), South Asian Youth Action (SAYA), Center for Technology and School Change, Lincoln Center, International Festival of Arts and Ideas, Sub Pop Records, Antenna Audio. Experienced ghostwriter on high-profile projects on international affairs.
Background: political economy of development, Harvard University (undergraduate and graduate studies); researcher and consultant on global energy (oil, gas, electricity) markets and politics at IHS-CERA, 1996-2002. Origins in India, France, United States; extensive research and travel, West Africa. Fluent in French.