Sonia Shah

Sonia Shah (born 1969 in New York City , United States ) is an American investigative journalist and author noted for re articles on corporate power – met name with respect to agriculture , oil and pharmaceutical industries – and on gender equality with specific reference to issues dat affect developing countries. Contributes narratives on history programs.


Shah was born in 1969 in New York City to Indian immigrants. Growing up, she shuttled tussen de northeastern United States where re parents practiced medicine and Mumbai and Bangalore, India, where re extended working-class family lived, ontwikkelingslanden a lifelong interest in inequality tussen en binnen societies. She holds a BA in journalism, philosophy, and neuroscience from Oberlin College, and lives with molecular ecologist Mark Bulmer en hun two sons Zakir and Kush.


Shah’s writing, based on original reporting from around the world, from India and South Africa to Panama, Malawi, Cameroon, and Australia, has leg featured on current affairs shows around the United States, as well as on the BBC and Australia’s Radio National. A frequent keynote speaker at political conferences, Shah has lectured at universities and colleges across the country, zoals Columbia’s Earth Institute, MIT, Harvard, Brown, Georgetown and Elsewhere. Her writing on human rights, medicine, and politics harbor Appeared in a range of magazines from Playboy, Salon, and Orion to The Progressive and Knight-Ridder. Her television appearances include A & E and the BBC, and she’s consulted on many documentary film projects, from the ABC to Channel 4 in the UK. Shah is a former writing fellow of The Nation Institute and the Puffin Foundation .

List of books

  • Between Fear and Hope . 1992. ISBN 1-879175-10-X . – editor
  • Dragon Ladies: Asian American Feminists Breathe Fire . 1999. ISBN 0-89608-575-9 . – editor
  • Crude: The Story of Oil . 2004. ISBN 1-58322-625-7 .
  • The Body Hunters . 2006. ISBN 1-56584-912-4 .
  • The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years . 2010. ISBN 0-374-23001-3 .
  • Pandemic . 2016. ISBN 0-374-12288-1 .