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Sadiya Ansari is a Pakistani-Canadian journalist based in Berlin. Her work — including features, essays, investigative reporting and criticism — has appeared in the Guardian, Maclean’s, VICE, Refinery29, Toronto Life, Chatelaine, Toronto Star, Globe and Mail and more. 

Sadiya was previously a Professor of Journalism at Centennial College, managing editor of features at Global News, staff editor at Chatelaine and has reported for the Toronto Star, produced TV for CBC News, edited opinion for HuffPost Canada, and covered arts for the Canadian Press.

She is an award-winning writer, co-founder of the Canadian Journalists of Colour (a national network of BIPOC journalists), and a 2021 R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellow. Her work has been supported by the International Center for Journalists, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council.

She holds a Masters of Public Administration from Queen’s University and a Masters of Journalism from the University of British Columbia. 

Sadiya is working on a family memoir uncovering the fallout from her grandmother leaving her seven children in 1960s Pakistan for nearly two decades.

Sadiya is represented by Samantha Haywood.