Ottavia Spaggiari is an investigative journalist and long-form writer. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The New Yorker, Slate, The New Humanitarian and others. She has been fellow at Columbia Journalism School’s Global Migration Project and a recipient of the Investigative Journalism for Europe grant. From development aid to migration issues, from gender-based violence to police brutality, Ottavia has covered a wide range of topics, reporting from several European countries, sub-Saharan Africa and the US. Her feature on human traffickers' impunity in Italy came runner-up at the 2021 European Press Prize in the “distinguished reporting" category. She received her Master of Arts in Politics and Global Affairs from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism where she was a San Paolo fellow.