Deena Guzder (born 1984) is a human rights journalist and author.
Her work has appeared in Time, National Geographic Traveler,
Washington Post, United Press International, Reuters, Indian Express,
Ms. Magazine, Global Post, Mother Jones, Huffington Post, Common
Dreams, and elsewhere. She was awarded journalism grants from the
Knight Foundation to report on theocracy and democracy in Iran;
the Scripps Howard Foundation to report on low-caste
“untouchables” in India; and, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis
Reporting to report on commercial sexual exploitation and human
trafficking in Thailand. Guzder was awarded a second Pulitzer
Center grant to travel through Pakistan—from the southern tip of
Karachi to the northern tip of Kohistan—to report for the Red Cross
Red Crescent magazine on the value of volunteers during the 2010
She graduated from
Oberlin College in 2006 with a triple major in
Peace & Conflict Resolution, Politics, and English (concentrating
on Creative Writing). Guzder later earned a dual-degree from Columbia
University Graduate School of Journalism and School of International
and Public Affairs in 2008. As of 2014[update] she continued to be the
youngest person to graduate from
Columbia University Graduate School
of Journalism. As an antiwar activist, Guzder grew interested in
the way politicians warp religion to justify warfare. Although not
a Christian, she said she came to greatly appreciate the Historic
Peace Churches and Catholic Worker Movement. Guzder wrote a
book about the religious left titled Divine Rebels: American Christian
Activists for Social Justice Raised as a Zoroastrian, Guzder
NPR that her own beliefs center on "good words, good thoughts,
good deeds". Guzder also helped Shyalpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan
Buddhist lama, to compile his oral teachings. She also assisted
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
Chris Hedges research his book Death
of the Liberal Class. She has been described as a "global nomad",
having traveled to many countries on six continents. As of
2014[update] Guzder worked at
Democracy Now! in New York City.
Journalist Deena Guzder". Deenaguzder.com. Retrieved
^ "Theocracy & Democracy: Persian Minority Religions in Iran and
America - News21 Project". Newsinitiative.org. Retrieved
^ Published October 26, 2008 By deena guzder (2008-10-26). "Touch of
Freedom for Untouchables". UPIU.com. Retrieved 2012-04-21.
^ "pulitzercenter.org". pulitzercenter.org. Retrieved
^ "Thailand: Sex Tourism, Exploited Women". Pulitzer Center. Retrieved
^ "The Magazine of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent
Movement". Redcross.int. Retrieved 2014-08-04.
^ "Volunteer values". Redcross.int. 2010-01-12. Retrieved
^ "Print Page". Nymag.com. Retrieved 2012-04-21.
^ "The DREW MARSHALL Show - Canada's Most Listened to Spiritual Talk
Show". Drewmarshall.ca. Retrieved 2012-04-21.
^ Guzder, Deena. "Witness Against Torture: Peace Activists Face
Trial". Common Dreams. Retrieved 2012-04-21.
^ Guzder, Deena. "Daniel Berrigan: A Lifetime of Peace Activism".
Common Dreams. Retrieved 2012-04-21.
^ "Divine Rebels: American Christian Activists for Social Justice
(9781569762646): Deena Guzder, Roger S. Gottlieb, Shane Claiborne:
Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2014-08-04.
^ "Religion Review: Divine Rebels: American Christian Activists for
Social Justice by Deena Guzder". Publishersweekly.com. 2011-03-14.
^ Tell Me More (2009-12-24). "Zoroastrianism An Ancient, Shrinking
Religion". NPR. Retrieved 2012-04-21.
^ "shyalparinpoche.org". shyalparinpoche.org. Retrieved
^ Chris Hedges, "Death of the Liberal Class" (Nation Books, 2010) p.
^ "Deena Guzder". Archived from the original on 2007-06-18.
Theocracy & Democracy: Persian Minority Religions in Iran and
"Divine Rebels: American Christian Activists for Social Justice"
NPR interview with Ms. Guzder on December 24, 2009
Interview on The Drew Marshall Show on April 30, 2011
Article in New York Magazine