Nausheen Husain is an investigative reporter covering civil liberties issues, incarceration and security, and inequities, with a focus on Muslim communities and the past and present 'War on Terror.' She uses data analysis and documents-focused reporting to bolster her stories.
She is a tenure-track assistant professor, teaching journalism with an emphasis on data analysis, underreported communities and civil liberties. She was named a 2023-2025 Lender Center for Social Justice faculty fellow; her academic research focuses on the news coverage of War on Terror infrastructures after 9/11, and its effects on young Muslims in particular. Her work has been published in The Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune and Oakland North, among other outlets. At the Chicago Tribune, where she worked before joining the Newhouse community, she covered civil liberties issues in Chicago’s Muslim communities, like surveillance and incarceration. She also spent time building back-end elections data infrastructure and working with other reporters on visual projects.
Husain earned a master's of journalism in multimedia journalism in 2014 from University of California, Berkeley. Her master's project, Islam For Reporters, built in affiliation with the Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project, collected anti-Muslim hate crime data and explained commonly-misused, Islam-related vocabulary. She earned a bachelor of arts in both journalism and Middle Eastern studies in 2011 from New York University.
Read more about her work, and see her recent publications, here: https://nausheenhusain.github.io/