Abby Seiff (2019)is an American journalist with a decade of experience reporting and editing in Asia. Her writing and photography have appeared in Newsweek, Time, the Mekong Review, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera, Pacific Standard and more. She has received grants from Thomson Reuters Foundation and Internews and was an International Reporting Project Fellow. Prior to becoming a freelancer, she served as an editor for several years at The Cambodia Daily and The Phnom Penh Post. Her work focuses on human rights, the environment and migration. In recent years, she has reported on Thailand’s southern insurgency, food security along the Mekong and migration from Nepal.
As a Logan Nonfiction Program fellow, Abby will be writing a book about the changes of the Tonle Sap Lake, the largest body of freshwater in all of Southeast Asia, following ordinary Cambodians coping with the rapid erasure of a way of life that sustained their families for generations.