About

I’m a French, Montreal-based freelance journalist currently writing about refugees and migration, global development and Canadian foreign affairs. I run the project Refugee Economics, which looks at the economic dimension of forced displacement, focusing on East Africa. I’m interested in global identities and how they express themselves in migration flows, politics and culture.

I have bylines in The Guardian, El País, Le Monde Afrique, Jeune Afrique, Devex, Architectural Record, Vice, Good, Nouveau Projet, High Life and more.

I’ve written about informal settlements, social entrepreneurship, the social impact of large sports events in Vancouver and Brazil, Rio de Janeiro’s pacification program, Medellín’s urban revitalization and crime-reduction strategy, Port-au-Prince’s post-earthquake housing projects, Rwanda’s specialty coffee industry, and more. I covered the Westgate mall attack in Nairobi for Canadian television (CTV News, Global TV…) and Swiss radio RTS.

I have worked as a production assistant and researcher for various documentaries that have appeared on CBC, Arte and Al Jazeera. I have also been involved in the production of web-based documentaries, mobile apps and transmedia projects for film and television. I occasionally work as a videographer and photographer.

In 2016 I received a scholarship from the Rory Peck Trust to attend the DART Centre’s course on crisis zones. In 2015 I was awarded a grant by the European Journalism Centre’s Innovation in Development Reporting grant for Refugee Economics. In 2013-2014 I was an Aga Khan Foundation Canada International Fellow, working as a reporter with Nation Media Group in Nairobi, Kenya.

I use Soundcloud to make playlists and research global music.

Parque de los Pies Descalzos in Medellin

Parque de los Pies Descalzos, Medellín, 2012