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Lisa Armstrong

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Lisa Armstrong is an award-winning journalist with credits in The Intercept, The Daily Beast, Rolling Stone, USA Today, The New Yorker and other websites and publications. She has reported from several countries, including Sierra Leone, Kenya and the Philippines, and reported from Haiti from 2010 to 2014, She has been featured on NPR and the BBC, discussing rape in the camps in Haiti and HIV/AIDS in the aftermath of the earthquake. She is currently reporting on incarceration and has had grants from Type Investigations, The Carter Center and the Fund for Investigative Journalism/Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism to support her work. She has written about juvenile life without parole, solitary confinement and also directed a documentary about a young man who was incarcerated in an adult prison when he was 16. The film, “Little Boy Lost,” premiered in May 2017 and was featured in the Social Impact track at SXSW 2018. Lisa is a 2019 United States Artists Fellow in Writing and a 2018 Justice Reporting Fellow for the John Jay/Langeloth Foundation Fellowship on Reinventing Solitary Confinement. She is an associate professor at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism.