Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Andrea Elliott gives talk on ‘Islam in Post-9/11 America’

NEWPORT, R.I. – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Andrea Elliott, an investigative reporter for The New York Times, will present a public lecture, “One Decade, Many Lessons: Islam in Post-9/11 America,” when she visits Salve Regina University on Wednesday, April 2.

Elliott’s lecture, free and open to the public, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in Bazarsky Lecture Hall, located in O’Hare Academic Center on Ochre Point Avenue. It is co-sponsored by the Mosaic, Salve Regina’s student newspaper, and the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy.

In 2007, Elliott was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her series, “An Imam in America,” which chronicled the life of an immigrant Muslim leader in Brooklyn. Since 2005, she has reported extensively on Islam in a post-9/11 America.

Elliott’s other projects include an examination of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, special reports for The New York Times Magazine on an Alabama-born jihadist and the lives of Moroccan suicide bombers, and a probe into how more than 20 young Somalis from Minneapolis joined an Al-Qaeda-linked militia in Somalia.

Her work has received honors from the Overseas Press Club, the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the Society of Professional Journalists and the New York Press Club, and work was featured in Best Newspaper Writing of 2007.

Before joining the Times as a metropolitan reporter in 2003, Elliott worked for The Miami Herald, covering crime, immigration trends and Latin American politics. The daughter of a Chilean immigrant mother and American father, Elliott grew up in Washington, D.C. and graduated from Occidental College in 1996. In 1999, she graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.