Sasha Peters

Fellow, Thomas J. Watson Foundation

Location icon United States of America

I am a podcaster and writer, currently on a Watson Fellowship covering abandoned Soviet spaces.

Portfolio
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
'A Kind Of Addiction'

Lenka Klicperova has lost count of the number of countries she has visited. Her work as a photojournalist has taken her across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, often to war zones and usually in search of stories about women's lives.

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
OSCE Discusses Digital Threats Targeting Female Journalists

Arzu Geybullayeva received her first death threat online last year. A contributor to RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service and freelance journalist based in Istanbul since 2013, she had become inured to the abusive Twitter refrains of "traitor," "whore," and "agent of the west," but the death threat represented a whole new level of virulence, and one the data suggests women journalists are much more likely to experience than men.

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Havel's Former Press Chief Advances Media Freedom At Home And Abroad

Daniela Retkova has a long history of championing free media. As former Czech President Vaclav Havel's first press department chief, she oversaw the transition from a censored media to an open one, and learned a lot about both along the way.

The Quest | The Free Press of Reed College
04/04/2013
Times Columnist Kristof Lectures on Empowering Women

Sasha Peters | April 4, 2013 New York Times reporter and columnist Nicholas Kristof spoke to a packed Kaul Auditorium on Monday about his book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, which he co-authored with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn.

The Quest | The Free Press of Reed College
02/07/2013
Kroger Faces Backlash after Paideia Controversy: Alumni Board Director resigns

Sasha Peters | February 7, 2013 The Reed community has reacted en masse to Reed President John Kroger's cancellation of two Paideia classes and the alteration of another. Last Friday, The Quest published an article revealing Kroger's censorship of the classes.

The Quest | The Free Press of Reed College
01/31/2013
Cool Thesis of the Week: Auden Lincoln-Vogel

Sasha Peters | January 31, 2013 Auden Lincoln-Vogel's '12 studio sits in the far eastern corner of Reed's art building. Various art supplies, past projects, posters, and papers line the walls and tables, embellished here and there by a typewriter, a clothes hanger lined with dangling keys, and a half-serious contract allowing him to borrow a friend's scooter.