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Mansi Choksi is a journalist based in New York. 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 Geographic, Harper’s, Vice Magazine, Time, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera America and Slate.

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 2016, she was named finalist for outstanding arts and culture reporting for Champ of the Labor Camp: Dubai’s Singing Competition for Migrant Workers (The New Yorker) by SAJA. In 2014, she won the same prize for Toppling a Delicate World: Being Gay and South Asian in America (Vice).

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 lived in Mumbai and reported for the Times of India.

Follow her: @Mansi_Choksi