Nausheen Husain

[no'sheen hoo-sane']


reporter and professor

syracuse, ny


I write about civil rights issues, incarceration and security, and inequities. I focus on Muslim communities and the past and present 'War on Terror.'

I use data analysis and documents-focused reporting to frame my work, both journalistic and academic. I use R and Python for parsing data, and Datawrapper for visualization work.

I am currently an assistant professor at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School Of Public Communication, teaching journalism with an emphasis on data analysis, underreported communities and civil liberties. I'm a 2023-2025 Lender Center for Social Justice faculty fellow, and my academic research focuses on the news coverage of War on Terror defendants and infrastructures after 9/11. My work has been published in The Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Oakland North, among other outlets. Over the past several years, I've written about

I am frequently asked to speak or teach about using data and FOIA skills to cover underrepresented communities, basic programming concepts and strategies, and the limits of using data in journalism.

I graduated from the UC Berkeley Graduate School Of Journalism in 2014 with a Master's degree in Multimedia Journalism, and from NYU in 2011 with Bachelor's degrees in Journalism and Middle Eastern Studies.

Download my full CV here. [Updated Fall 2023]

I'm happy to chat -- you can reach me at nhusain at syr dot edu.

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