Deena Guzder


Deena Guzder is a freelance journalist based in New York City who has reported on human rights issues across the world. Guzder is represented by the William Clark Associates literary agency and currently finishing her nonfiction book, A Higher Calling (Chicago Review Press, 2010). In May 2008, Guzder was the youngest student to complete a dual-degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and School of International & Public Affairs. As a freelance reporter, her articles have appeared in Mother Jones, TIME MagazineNational Geographic Traveler, Common Dreams, UPI, Indian ExpressSt. Louis Post-DispatchWashington Blade, Arab American, Black Star News, Indian American MagazineNew York Blade, Arizona Central, Brooklyn Daily EagleAnchorage Daily NewsCounterPunch, and beyond.  Guzder was awarded a Scripps Howard Fellowship to report in India as well as a Carnegie & Knight Foundation fellowship to report in Iran. She has worked at BBC, Amnesty International, and National Geographic - Traveler.   Please visit her website to read Guzders work and learn more about her NGO, the S.T.I.T.C.H. Project: