Katherina Thomas writes about global health and human rights, with a focus on West Africa and refugee populations. She is a Logan Nonfiction Fellow at the Carey Institute for Global Good, a Harvard University/MIT writer-in-residence, and was the founding editor of Ebola Deeply, a platform that the Guardian said "offered an antidote to media scaremongering."
Her long-form journalism has been recommended by The New Yorker, Longreads and The New York Times, which listed her work on Nina Simone's Liberian life in What Race/Related Loved in 2017. She has been published by The Independent, Reuters, BBC, Guernica, The Economist, The Guardian, Boston Globe/STAT News, and many more. She has collaborated with leading West African clinicians and scientists, teaching medical journalism, building equitable access to health information, and documenting patient experiences through a four-year Ebola Virus Disease oral history project.
She grew up in a British-American family with family roots in Scotland, Singapore, France and Mexico, lived in West Africa for ten years, and now lives in Boston. She has reported from more than 20 countries in Africa, and works fluently in English and French. She graduated from the University of Warwick (England), the University of London in Paris, and is a Master of Public Health (MPH) candidate at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
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