USC Dornsife College Of Letters Arts and Sciences

University of Southern California

Krithika Varagur is an award-winning American freelance journalist based in London after several years as a foreign correspondent in Indonesia. Her work focuses on religion and politics and has been published in The Guardian, The Atlantic, the Financial Times, the New York Review of Books, and more. She is currently writing her first book, on Saudi religious investments, for Columbia Global Reports. Her work has been supported by the Pulitzer Center, the International Women’s Media Foundation, International Reporting Project, the Rory Peck Trust, the Overseas Press Club, the Amtrak Writer Residency, and others. She graduated from Harvard University and is a Fulbright scholar. Her body of work includes an investigation into Ivanka Trump’s clothing factory in West Java, a report on the public caning of gay people in Aceh, a month-long reporting project on Buddhist communities in India, and a journey to the Indonesian spice island once traded for Manhattan.

Krithika Varagur