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Columbia The New Americans: Homelands and Diasporas

Deena Guzder


Deena Guzder is a global nomad who graduated from Oberlin College and is currently a dual-degree graduate student at Columbia University. She is a freelance reporter whose articles on human rights issues have appeared in the New York Blade, Chicago Tribune, Black Star News, Providence Journal, Metta Center's Nonviolence in the News, Arab American, Chronicle-Herald, Journal of International Affairs, Worcester Telegram & Gazette News, Arizona Central, The New York Resident, Common Dreams, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, CounterPunch, Morristown Daily Record's Panache, Indian Express, National Geographic Traveler and elsewhere. She runs a nonprofit organization, Students Together in Tackling Child Hunger (S.T.I.T.C.H).

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Over six months, members of the Columbia News21 team traveled 525,000 miles across the United States, Canada, India and Iran in search of a better understanding of minority religions and the immigrants who practice them.