I’m a freelancer in New York City. You can reach me at, on Twitter, or through LinkedIn. I work on arts and culture, creative communities, cities, and political and economic issues, mostly in the United States and West Africa.

I’m a regular contributor to the Village Voice (since 2016) and Boston Globe (since 2004). I’ve also had bylines in the past year in Chamber Music, Foreign Policy, The Guardian (UK), Quartz, Scroll (India), The Wire (India), and contribute to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and the publications of Teachers College, Columbia University.

Previous outlets for my work include Al Jazeera America, The Atlantic, BL Ink (India), Daily Beast, MTV, The National (UAE), The New Yorker, Paste, The Oxford American, Transition, as well as radio production, reporting, or guest segments for Afropop Worldwide, PRI’s The World, and WNYC New York Public Radio.

I was on staff as the Culture Reporter at WNYC in 2006-2009.

For my consulting work (communications, journalism training, and editorial, particularly for non-profits and international projects), please see my LinkedIn page.

Backstory: I was born in the US, have roots in India, was raised in France, and attended Harvard University for both undergraduate and graduate school. My training is in political economy of development, with an emphasis on West Africa. I worked for Cambridge Energy Research Associates (now part of IHS) in 1996-2002, in the global electric power practice and on media projects. I moved from Boston to New York City in 2006, and have lived in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, since 2007.