Biography

Kim Wall was an independent journalist writing about identity, gender, pop-culture, social justice and foreign policy. 

Her work has appeared in Harpers, The Guardian, New York Times, Foreign Policy, Vice Magazine, Slate, South China Morning PostThe AtlanticRoads & Kingdoms, and TIME, among other publications. Her writing has been translated to several languages. 

In 2013, Kim reported from post-war Sri Lanka as a South Asian Journalist Association (SAJA) grantee, and she was a United Nations Foundation press fellow in 2014 and 2015. In 2015, she reported on the tourism industry in post-earthquake Haiti as a grantee with the European Journalist Centre's Innovation in Development initiative. In 2016, she researched Cuba's tech scene as a grantee with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting; and explored a Chinatown in Uganda as an African Great Lakes Reporting Fellow, supported by the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF). She was also named an inaugural fellow of the Reporting Grant for Women Stories, supported by the IWMF, to return to Sri Lanka and write about feminism in guerrilla warfare. In 2016, her reporting on climate change and nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands was awarded the Hanzel Mieth Prize for Best Digital Reportage. 

Kim graduated with honors from Columbia University, where she studied masters degrees in Journalism & International Affairs. She holds a B.Sc in International Relations from London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE).

Kim was tragically killed in August 2017.


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