Liana Aghajanian

reporter

Biography

Liana Aghajanian is a journalist whose work explores the issues, people and places that remain hidden on the fringes of society. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, Newsweek, Foreign Policy, Los Angeles Magazine, BBC News Magazine and Al Jazeera America. She has reported from Kenya, Germany, Mongolia and extensively in the South Caucasus. Her reporting has received support from a number of fellowships and grants, including the Metlife Foundation Journalists in Aging Fellowship and the International Reporting Project at Johns Hopkins University. She also authors a bi-monthly column for L.A. Times Community News covering the intersection of identity, immigration and culture. In 2015, she was awarded second Write A House permanent writing residency and currently writes and lives in Detroit.