Sasha Chavkin is a reporter for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). He was ICIJ’s lead reporter for the Evicted & Abandoned investigation, which revealed massive forced displacement caused by projects funded by the World Bank. He was also the lead reporter for ICIJ and Center for Public Integrity’s award-winning Island of the Widows and Mystery in the Fields projects, which examined a mysterious form of kidney disease that is killing agricultural workers across continents. He has previously written for ProPublica, Columbia Journalism Review, and the New York World, an investigative website covering New York.
Sasha has reported from countries including Ethiopia, South Sudan, Honduras and Sri Lanka, and his work has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of Environmental Journalists and the Sidney Hillman Foundation. He holds masters degrees from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and School of International and Public Affairs.