Alia Malek is an award-winning journalist and former civil rights lawyer. She is the author of A Country Called Amreeka and editor of Patriot Acts and EUROPA. Her reporting has appeared in the New York Times, Foreign Policy, Nation, and Christian Science Monitor, among others. Her narrative nonfiction book, The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria, was released on February 28, 2017. Malek holds degrees from Johns Hopkins (BA), Georgetown Law (JD), and Columbia Journalism School (MS). In November 2016, she was honored with the 12th annual Hiett Prize in the Humanities. More at her website here.
You can find her on Twitter at @aliamalek.