Sumit Galhotra is currently serving as the first-ever Steiger Fellow at the Committee to Protect Journalists.
After earning his graduate degrees in journalism and human rights from Columbia University, he went on to serve as a Margaret Moth Fellow for CNN International.
Prior to his time at Columbia, Sumit served as a William J. Clinton Fellow in Bangalore, India where he worked on minority rights. He earned his undergraduate degree in international relations and journalism from New York University. In the past, he has interned with Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law and the Advocacy Lab. Sumit is an Indian-Afghan American from New York City.
His areas of focus include South Asia, genocide studies, feminism and minority rights. His reporting has taken him to the UK, India, Israel and the Occupied Territories. His work has appeared in publications including CNN.com, the Jewish Daily Forward, Religion Newswriters Association, Amnesty International Magazine and publications in India.