Lisa De Bode is a journalist and writer. She’s currently a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at M.I.T.
She has written and completed assignments for The Atlantic, The Nation, The Village Voice, The New Yorker (fact-checking), World Policy Journal, The Guardian, Guernica, De Morgen, De Standaard, CNN, and Al Jazeera America, among others.
Lisa has won a Sigma Delta Chi for best non-deadline reporting as part of an AJAM series on Native American veterans and their struggle with PTSD, and an ivoh for her reporting on homeless women’s menstrual health in New York City, spurring Intros 1122-A, 1123-A, and 1128-A in the NY legislature providing free tampons and pads to shelters, prisons, and public schools. In 2018, her feature on women seaweed farmers fighting climate change in Zanzibar was shortlisted for a One World Media award:
“Through in-depth research and evocative writing … De Bode expertly intertwines a number of complex issues including feminism, mythology, climate change, science, and capitalism.” — jury citation
In 2011, Lisa won the Aanmoedigingsprijs Dick Scherpenzeel for best foreign reporting by a young journalist in the Dutch language, for her book from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on women’s rights, 10 years after Sept. 11.
“Een sterk debuut van een beloftevol auteur.” — MO
A former staff reporter at Al Jazeera America in New York, and a field producer at CNN in Brussels covering ISIS, Lisa is the author of EUROPA, An Illustrated Guide to Europe for Migrants and Refugees.
Lisa has been featured on outlets such as NPR, MTV, VRT, and NOS. She's spoken at various venues including Human Rights Watch, Sciences Po, Harvard University, the Newswomen's Club of New York, and TEDx.
Her work has been supported by the International Women’s Media Foundation, where she was a 2017 Reporting Fellow, the Magnum Emergency Fund, the United Nations Refugee Agency, Alliance Kulturstiftung, Fonds Pascal Decroos, among others.