I am a Sweden-born writer/journalist, editor and political scientist living in Beirut since 2009. I write and report on a range of issues related to society, including development, migration, politics, crafts, social issues, urban heritage and cultural expressions. I also take photographs and work as an editor for different journalistic projects.
I have reported from places like Turkey, Lebanon, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Egypt, the UAE, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Honduras, Mexico, Guatemala and the USA.
The Guardian, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera, Monocle, The New Humanitarian (IRIN News), Asia Times, The National, The Caravan, Courrier international, Runner's World, New Lines, Atlas Obscura, Atharna, Information, Politiken, Aftenposten Innsikt, SvD, GP, Sydsvenskan, Fokus, Omvärlden, ETC, Hufvudstadsbladet, Kehitys, Hemslöjd, KIT, Vi läser, Språktidningen, Bang, Tiden, Expressen, Världshorisont, Utrikesmagasinet, Re:public, Amnesty Press
I am one of the co-founders and editors of Mashallah News, a collaborative online publication on society, culture and urban life in the Middle East. Since 2010, we have published less-told stories from across the region and done several cross-border collaborations, including organising conferences and storytelling projects, with partners in the region and beyond. In 2014, we published the anthology Beirut Re-Collected with stories from different parts of the Lebanese capital.
I am also a co-founder of Switch Perspective, a Beirut-based group working on storytelling. We do workshops based on self-reflection and discussion, where participants from academia, media and civil society get to reflect on the way they tell stories. Our workshops take different forms and range from week-long residencies to shorter courses over a couple of days. In 2020, we published New Routes to Narrating Migration, a publication on how storytellers can do more just and equitable reporting.
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