Global Migration Project Postgraduate Fellowship | Columbia Journalism School

Global Migration Project

The Global Migration Project offers reporting opportunities on gender and migration, focusing on U.S. immigration law, border politics, international refugee policy and more. The project is under the supervision of Sarah Stillman, a staff writer for the New Yorker and a MacArthur Fellow. Teams of postgraduate fellows have reported on immigration and refugee issues in Europe, the Middle East, Central America and the United States.

The project is funded by the Endeavor Foundation.

Project Supervisor Sarah Stillman

Sarah Stillman is a 2016 MacArthur Fellow and staff writer for The New Yorker. Her recent work has received the National Magazine Award, the Michael Kelly Award for the “fearless pursuit and expression of truth,” the Overseas Press Club’s Joe & Laurie Dine Award for International Human Rights Reporting, and the Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism.

Her coverage of America’s wars overseas and the challenges facing soldiers at home has appeared in The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Nation, The New,, and The She taught a seminar on the Iraq war at Yale, and also ran a creative writing workshop for four years at Cheshire Correctional Institute, a maximum-security men’s prison in Connecticut. She is currently reporting on immigration and criminal justice issues.

Current Fellows

Fazil Khan, '21 M.S. Data

Fazil Khan is a 2021 graduate of the M.S. Data Journalism program at Columbia Journalism School. He started his career as a copyeditor at one of India's leading business dailies in 2018 after graduating with a diploma in journalism from Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi. Before moving to New York for graduate school, he worked as a correspondent at CNN-News18 in Delhi where he reported data-driven stories on politics, economy, health, agriculture, and climate. His most recent work focuses on Indian politics and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Chris Riotta, '21 M.S.

Chris Riotta is an award-winning journalist and the 2021 Class President of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Born and raised in New York, he has covered topics as diverse as politics and culture, immigration and breaking news. Riotta has reported overseas on international conflict and regularly covers the transition of power in the United States for national media organizations. His reporting has been published in NBC News, Newsweek Magazine, The Independent, Yahoo News and more.

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Applying to the Fellowship

The Global Migration Project postgraduate fellowship is an exclusive opportunity open only to recent M.A. and M.S. graduates of the Columbia Journalism School. Those interested in applying should contact Career Services for application instructions and deadlines.