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 news coverage of the "War on Terror," 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]

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