Krithika Varagur is an award-winning American journalist who focuses on religion and geopolitics. She now lives in London after two years based in Indonesia, reporting for The Guardian, The Atlantic, The New York Review of Books, The Financial Times, and more. She is writing a book for Columbia Global Reports on the Salafi movement. She has been supported by the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, the International Reporting Project, the Rory Peck Trust, and the Amtrak Writer Residency. She graduated from Harvard and writes occasional humor and satire. For her IWMF-supported project, she will write about Mak Yong, a traditional form of dance-drama in northern Malaysia.