Andrew Mills, M.S., is Assistant Professor in the Journalism Program at Northwestern University in Qatar.
As a journalist, he is particularly interested in telling stories about the migration of people and its impact. In 2011, he led a field reporting trip to Europe to chronicle the lives of North Africans who migrated during the Arab Spring. He also helped lead www.RefugeeLives.org, a project to document the lives of refugees living in Jordan.
Increasingly, he is focused on the great global migration from rural areas to the city and has reported on the cautionary tales of Brazil’s urbanization and on the impact of migration in India.
He has lived in the Middle East since 2006, when he left his job as a political reporter for the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest newspaper, and moved to Beirut. Since then, he has reported from across the Arab World and South Asia. His work has appeared online, in magazines and newspapers and on radio.
In more than a decade working as a professional journalist, Mills has worked on five continents, covering everything from elections to crime to armed conflict and has learned to work in just about every media platform except for television. He holds a Master of Science degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in New York and an undergraduate degree in History and Middle East Studies from the University of Toronto. His work has appeared in such publications as the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, USA Today, The Chronicle of Higher Education and Columbia Journalism Review. He has also written and produced radio documentaries for the Canadian Broadcast Corporation, the BBC World Service and Public Radio International.Email Andrew Mills.