Caelainn Hogan is a writer and multimedia journalist from Ireland who has reported across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
She has written for National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera English, Harper’s, The Guardian, VICE Magazine, The Dublin Review and The Irish Times.
For the past seven years, she has reported internationally on issues of conflict, migration, health and marginalization. Since 2012, she covered the conflict in Syria and the experiences of people displaced by the war, reporting from border towns in neighboring countries, camps in European cities, and within Syria itself.
In 2014, while completing an M.A. at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, she travelled to northern Nigeria to report on education and the Boko Haram conflict. After finishing, she worked on the health and science desk of The Washington Post, where she helped lead coverage of the Ebola epidemic at its height.
As an Overseas Press Club Fellow based in Nigeria’s megacity of Lagos, she worked with the Associated Press, reporting on everything from slam poetry as a political platform to challenges facing trafficking survivors returning home. She also helped produce an in-depth project exploring international infectious disease policy as a global health reporting fellow with The GroundTruth Project.
In 2016, she spent time in South Africa as an International Reporting Project fellow, reporting on sex workers’ access to healthcare and the campaign for decriminalisation.
In 2017, she travelled twice to Syria, writing about everyday people living amidst the war, from cancer patients seeking treatment across front lines to young brides whose fathers had been forcibly disappeared.
She is currently based in Dublin working on her first nonfiction book.