Karen Coates

Karen Coates was a Bringing Home the World/Social Justice Reporting Fellow in 2013.

Karen Coates is a senior fellow at Brandeis University’s Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism. She has covered human rights, environment, food and health issues in the developing world for 15 years. Her latest books are “This Way More Better: Stories and Photos from Asia’s Back Roads” (ThingsAsian, March 2013) and “Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos” (ThingsAsian, June 2013). The latter is a joint investigation with her husband, photojournalist Jerry Redfern, documenting the lingering effects of the U.S. bombings in Laos 40 years after war.

Project: Coates will report on food security among remote indigenous populations in Southeast Asia amid land grabbing and forest destruction.