Noy Thrupkaew, 2017 Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies

Noy Thrupkaew is an independent journalist who has written extensively on human trafficking and labor exploitation since 2006. As an Open Society Fellow in 2010 and 2011, she investigated the largest human trafficking cases in the United States, and explored ways to develop greater accountability in law enforcement initiatives against forced prostitution.

A contributing editor at the American Prospect, she has received the International Reporting Project, Investigative Fund, and Fulbright grants, as well as the Pew Fellowship for International Journalism. Her reporting on international politics and culture as well as her research and investigative stories has taken her around the globe.

Her byline has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, National Geographic, The Nation, Ms. and Marie Claire, with datelines from Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Iran, Morocco and Cuba. Her work has also appeared on radio, and she has presented the TED talk, “Human Trafficking Is All Around You: This is How it Works.”

As a Ferris professor at Princeton University in 2015, she taught an intensive seminar on reporting and writing transnational investigations.

A 1996 magna cum laude graduate of Brown University, Thrupkaew is the former associate editor of the Boston-based feminist newspaper Sojourner: The Women’s Forum.

She lives in Los Angeles.