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Alice Su is an independent journalist currently based between Amman, Jordan and Beijing, China. Her work focuses on migration, religion, China and the Middle East, and has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, The Guardian, The Atlantic, BBC News, Foreign Policy, VICE News, WIRED and Al Jazeera, among other outlets.
Su has reported from Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Tunisia, China, South Sudan, the United States, Israel and Palestine. She won the 2014 Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize (gold) from the United Nations Correspondents Association for her work on refugee survival in Jordan and Lebanon. She was a 2016 Livingston Award finalist for her work on youth extremism in Jordan and Tunisia. She is a three-time grantee from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting and was an African Great Lakes Reporting Fellow with the International Women's Media Foundation in 2016. Her most recent work focuses on China's Muslim minorities.
Su calls Shanghai home, but has also lived in Hong Kong, Taiwan and California. She graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, where she wrote a thesis on soft power and public diplomacy in U.S. and Sino-Egyptian relations. She earned a Master’s in Chinese Politics and International Relations as a Yenching Scholar at Peking University, where her work focused on Chinese relations with the Islamic world. She has also studied Arabic, Persian and Middle Eastern politics in Oxford, Morocco, Oman and Iran, and worked with refugees in Jordan and Iraq through Jesuit Refugee Service and ARDD-Legal Aid.
Su is HEFAT certified through TYR Solutions, with support from the Rory Peck Trust and the IWMF’s inaugural Howard G. Buffet Fund for Women Journalists. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, proficient in Levantine Arabic and conversational in Persian.
2016 - Livingston Award for International Reporting, 2014 - Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize (Gold)
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