Robbie Corey-Boulet • WEST AFRICA • 2014 - 2016
Robbie will divide his time between Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon and Liberia, researching LGBTI activism and homophobia in West Africa. As a journalist in Southeast Asia and West Africa, most recently with the Associated Press in Dakar, Senegal, he has written about anti-gay legislation in Liberia, sexual violence against transgender sex workers in Abidjan and acts of torture committed by the Republican Forces of Côte d’Ivoire. Robbie’s work has been published by World Policy Journal, Guernica, Asia Literary Review and TheAtlantic.com, among other publications. Proficient in French, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies and Economics from Brown University (2007) and a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism (2008).
Malia Politzer • SPAIN/INDIA • 2013 - 2015
Based out of the south of Spain, Malia is looking at the primary migration routes via Morocco and the Spanish enclaves in North Africa. She previously worked for Mint, an Indian business and economics news daily paper, where she wrote on a variety of social issues including disability issues, internal migration, gender, social entrepreneurship and development trends. As a fellow at the Village Voice, she wrote primarily about immigration. Malia has won multiple awards for her reporting and published articles in the Wall Street Journal Asia, Far Eastern Economic Review, Foreign Policy Magazine, Reason Magazine, and Migration Policy Institute’s monthly magazine The Source. She has reported from China, the US-Mexico border and South Korea, and speaks fluent Spanish, conversational Mandarin, and intermediate Hindi. Malia holds an M.S. in multimedia and investigative journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she was a Stabile Fellow, and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Hampshire College.
Chi-Chi Zhang • China • 2012 - 2014
Based in southwestern China, Chi-Chi will be working in an urbanizing landscape impacted by incredible social change, mass migration, and a growing yet potentially problematic economy. She will be writing about China's next generation and its role in the country's political, economic and social development. As a producer for CNN in Beijing, Chi-Chi covered ethnic dilution in Inner Mongolia, traveled to the North Korean border for Kim Jong-il's death and documented Tibetan unrest in Sichuan Province. She previously worked as a correspondent for the Associated Press in Beijing, covering events such as the lead-up to the 2008 Summer Olympics, the Xinjiang riots and China's 60th anniversary. A Utah native who moved back to China in 2005, she has also lived in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Follow her on Twitter @chi2zhang.
The “mammoth” in the ice cave. (The “tusks” were added to an ice block containing scattered tissue – but certainly not a whole mammoth.)
“The Discovery Channel’s ‘mammoth’ story seemed to crumble to pieces. The next day, finding the ice cave empty save for a few men lugging out reindeer carcasses, my two colleagues and I were tempted to cut a piece of reindeer meat and lodge it in the ice block to become the next great find of soft tissue.” [read newsletter]
ICWA Fellow (2000-2002)