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Mansi Choksi lives in Mumbai, India and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She writes about gender, politics, crime, identity, pop-culture and the distribution of opportunity.

Her work has appeared in print and online at The New York Times, The New Yorker, National GeographicHarper’s, The Atlantic, Vice MagazineTime, Foreign Policy and Slate.

Her story, “The Newlyweds,” about love and crime in India, was a 2018 finalist for the Livingston Award in International Reporting.

In 2016 and 2015, she was named an African Great Lakes Reporting Fellow to Uganda, supported by the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF), to explore counter-narratives.

She was also named an inaugural fellow of the Reporting Grant for Women Stories, supported by the IWMF and the Secular Society, to write about women in post-conflict Sri Lanka; and a South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) reporting fellow to explore the role of Hindu nationalism in the United States.

She completed two courses in hostile environment training and emergency first-aid.

In 2013, she graduated with honors from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York, which she attended as a Fulbright Fellow. She was also named a Delacorte Fellow, an Ed Gold Scholar and winner of the Lars-Erik Nelson Prize for national affairs reporting.

Previously, she reported for the Times of India.

Follow her: @Mansi_Choksi