Founder, Editor-in-Chief | The Fuller Project for International Reporting
Christina Asquith is the founder and editor in chief of The Fuller Project for International Reporting; author of two nonfiction books on women, and has given voice to women in her journalism for more than 20 years from Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkey, as well as violent neighborhoods in Philadelphia and Baltimore.
Christina began her career as a newspaper reporter, doing internships at The New York Times and The Baltimore Sun, then became a suburban correspondent for The Philadelphia Inquirer for several years. She wrote her first book, The Emergency Teacher: The Inspirational Story of a New Teacher in an Inner-City School, based off a year she spent as a teacher in the lowest-performing middle school in North Philadelphia, focusing on the challenges of preteen girls in the struggling school and neighborhood.
In 2003, she moved to Baghdad, Iraq and covered the US invasion as a freelancer for The New York Times, The Economist, The Guardian and The Christian Science Monitor. Frustrated by the absence of women’s voices in the Western media’s war coverage, she told the story of the war through experiences of four women in her 2009 nonfiction book by Random House,Sisters in War: A Story of Love, Family, and Survival in the New Iraq—the only book published by any journalist on Iraq to have women as its focus.
While based in Istanbul covering Syrian women refugees in 2014, she founded the Fuller Project for International Reporting along with Xanthe Scharff, as a global news organization dedicated to giving women a voice in foreign affairs reporting and in the US, and creating and publishing multimedia on issues that impact women.
Since then, The Fuller Project has grown to include five staff members, and 20 freelance correspondents and editors, publishing dozens of pieces of journalism on women each month with media partners such as ELLE UK, The Washington Post, PRI’s The World and many more. The Fuller Project also trains journalists to report on issues impacting women and raises awareness around gender bias in media and the absence of women in newsrooms globally.
The World According to Men, The Atlantic