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
Ms. Magazine ,
Global Post , Mother Jones , Huffington Post
Common Dreams , and elsewhere. She was awarded journalism grants
Knight Foundation to report on theocracy and democracy in
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
the northern tip of Kohistan —to report for the Red Cross Red
Crescent magazine on the value of volunteers during the 2010 Pakistan
She graduated from
Oberlin College in 2006 with a triple major in
Peace "> 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 told
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 Guzder worked at
Democracy Now! in New
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