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DEENA GUZDER (born 1984) is a human rights journalist and author. Her work has appeared in Time , National Geographic Traveler
National Geographic Traveler
, Washington Post
Washington Post
, United Press International
United Press International
, Reuters
Reuters
, Indian Express , Ms. Magazine
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
Karachi
to the northern tip of Kohistan —to report for the Red Cross Red Crescent magazine on the value of volunteers during the 2010 Pakistan floods .

She graduated from Oberlin College
Oberlin College
in 2006 with a triple major in Peace "> she continued to be the youngest person to graduate from Columbia University
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
Zoroastrian
, Guzder told NPR
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!
Democracy Now!
in New York City.

REFERENCES

* ^ " Journalist
Journalist
Deena Guzder". Deenaguzder.com. Retrieved 2012-04-21. * ^ knightfoundation.org * ^ "Theocracy & Democracy: Persian Minority Religions in Iran and America - News21 Project". Newsinitiative.org. Retrieved 2012-04-21. * ^ http://www.scripps.com/foundation/ * ^ 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 2014-08-04.

* ^ "Thailand: Sex Tourism, Exploited Women". Pulitzer Center. Retrieved 2012-04-21. * ^ "The Magazine of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement". Redcross.int. Retrieved 2014-08-04. * ^ "Volunteer values". Redcross.int. 2010-01-