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I’m a journalist and author based between New York City and Beirut, Lebanon. An alumna of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, I regularly report feature stories for publications including The Atlantic, VICE, New York magazine, NewsweekForeign Policy, and Vox . My goal is to write about people existing in extreme circumstances–instead of focusing exclusively on the politics of conflict, I try to convey how political strife affects the humans involved. I’ve covered a wide range of topics including child suicide among Syrian refugees, the war against ISIS in Iraq and Hezbollah’s position in Lebanon. In Egypt and Turkey, I reported on anti-government protests. My book The Hostage’s Daughtera memoir and investigation of my father Terry Anderson’s seven-year captivity by terrorists in Lebanon, was published with HarperCollins’ Dey Street imprint on October 4, 2016.