Kiran Misra

Kiran Misra is a journalist, policy researcher, and organizer working for the United Nations World Food Programme in Rome, Italy. She is also a recent graduate of the MPP program at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, where she primarily researched and wrote about Chicago's criminal justice system and South Asian culture across America.

“Redemption on the Cheap”: Will Anti-Asian Hate Crime Legislation Work?

As the House prepares to pass the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, experts fear that it might do little to curb violence against Asian Americans.

Kiran Misra

May 18, 2021

How Nikki Haley Rose Through Republican Ranks

Haley, who grew up up in a one-stoplight town in South Carolina and became the state's youngest governor, has the unparalleled ability to adapt to her party’s changing winds.

Kiran Misra

September 02, 2020

Pramila Jayapal Goes Against the Grain

The first Indian American woman in the U.S. House is not afraid to fight for progressive policies.

Kiran Misra

June 25, 2020

The South Asian Americans Left Behind

The U.S. CARES Act left many non-citizens ineligible for stimulus checks. The HEROES Act could change the conversation.

Kiran Misra

May 19, 2020

The Unexpected Rise of Rishi Sunak

U.K. citizens are finding comfort in the Chancellor’s well-informed nerdiness during an uncertain time.

Kiran Misra

April 28, 2020

Seema Verma and the #DesiWallofShame

The U.S. coronavirus task force member is the latest Indian American to receive flak, for her work in the Trump administration dismantling federal healthcare systems.

Kiran Misra

April 09, 2020

How America’s Oldest Mosque Became an Icon of the Midwest

The Mother Mosque in Cedar Rapids, Iowa has weathered it all — the Great Depression, floods, and the rise in global anti-Muslim rhetoric.

Kiran Misra

February 27, 2020


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