Shabina S. Khatri

Freelance American journalist

Shabina S. Khatri is an American journalist freelancing in Doha, Qatar. While in the Gulf, Khatri has reported for various outlets, including Al Jazeera English and Global Voices Online, on Doha’s struggle to transform from a tiny desert peninsula that imports everything (including people – expats comprise 80% of the population) into the region’s premier cultural, political and economic hub.

Currently, Khatri is an adjunct lecturer at Northwestern University in Qatar's Medill School of Journalism.

Born and raised in suburban Detroit, Khatri has previously worked as an editor/reporter for the Wall Street Journal and a reporter for the Detroit Free Press. Though a jack of many trades, she is master of some, with strengths in business, higher education and religion reporting.

In 2004, she graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor with dual bachelor’s degrees in business and Spanish. Also that year, Khatri founded the Muslim American Journalists Association. Born to immigrant Indian parents, she is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and is conversational in Arabic, Spanish and Gujarati.

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