Kristen Chick is a freelance journalist focused on gender, conflict, and migration. Her work has been published in The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, TIME, The New Republic, and elsewhere.
Currently based in the UK, Kristen works throughout Europe and the Middle East. From 2010 to 2014 she was based in Cairo and covered politics, conflict, and human rights in the region — from popular uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, and Bahrain to conflict in Syria, Libya, and Gaza. Kristen continued to cover those themes after moving to Europe. During two years in the Balkans, she extensively reported on migration and sexual violence.
She has received multiple grants and fellowships from the International Women’s Media Foundation to support her work. Her 2018 investigation of sexual abuse in photojournalism for the Columbia Journalism Review was a finalist for the John M. Higgins Award for Best In-Depth/Enterprising Reporting in the 2019 Mirror Awards. Kristen received a B.A. from the University of Alabama and a 2007 Fulbright scholarship to study in Egypt.