“The ultimate goal is to make information accessible in as joyous a way as possible”
London-born artist and writer Mona Chalabi advocates for quality data journalism, and has brought her distinctive sensibility, which often matches compelling statistical analysis with charming illustrations, to television comedy, podcasts, and some of the world’s best magazines and newspapers. As a writer, Mona has published her work in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and the New York Review of Books, among other publications, and was formerly lead writer at the blog FiveThirtyEight.
She has contributed to publishers including NPR (where she’s spoken on the TED Radio Hour), Netflix (she was a data expert on The Fix), and the BBC (she was a presenter on Is Britain Racist? and other shows).
She’s also an illustrator whose work has been exhibited at several galleries including Tate Gallery and the Design Museum, both in London. As a producer and presenter, she co-created the Emmy-nominated video series Vagina Dispatches. She presented and produced the audio experiment Strange Bird, launched by Guardian US, where she is data editor. She studied International Relations in Paris at Sciences Po and Arabic in Jordan at University of Jordan in Amman.