Katya Cengel


Katya Cengel has covered everything from TB sniffing rats in Mozambique to retired child soldiers in Burma. Her work has appeared in Newsweek, National Geographic News and Foreign Policy among other publications. A World Affairs Journalism Fellow, she earned a second place Society of Professional Journalists Green Eyeshade Award in 2006 for her series on the wives of Sudan’s “Lost Boys”. More recently, she was a 2014 ICFJ/UN Maternal and Newborn Health Mozambique fellow and a 2015 International Reporting Project Guatemala fellow. Her University of Nebraska Press book “Bluegrass Baseball: A Year in the Minor League Life” was a 2013 Kentucky Literary Award finalist. When not reporting from far flung locales, she teaches journalism at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. In 2018, Katya published her University of Nebraska press book "Exiled: From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back."

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