Jyoti Thottam

Jyoti Thottam is an American journalist based in New York City and an adjunct professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. A graduate of Yale and Columbia, she spent more than a decade as a writer and editor for Time, including four years as South Asia Bureau Chief. Most recently, she was an editor for Al Jazeera America. The IWMF has funded Thottam as she conducts interviews in Bihar, one of India’s poorest states, to show how women, especially those from marginalized “tribal” communities, helped build one of independent India’s first hospitals.