Eileen Truax


Author and Reporter,  The New York Times Edición Español

Developing global connections, shared networks and resources for journalists covering migration  Judge

Eileen Truax is an independent journalist whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, the Spanish editions of The New York Times and Newsweek, and 5W in Spain. Currently she's content director for the International Symposium on Migration Journalism, in Mérida, Spain. Previously, she was a political reporter for Esmas.com in Mexico City, a reporter for La Opinión in Los Angeles and the West Coast online managing editor for Impremedia. She is the author of three books “Dreamers: An Immigrant Generation’s Fight for Their American Dream” in 2015; “We Built the Wall: How the U.S. Keeps out Asylum Seekers from Mexico, Central America and Beyond” in 2018, and “How Does It Feel to be Unwanted? Stories of Resistance and Resilience from Mexicans Living in the U.S.”, also in 2018. She has received numerous accolades, including the José Martí Publishing Award in 2010 and 2014. Truax holds a B.A. in social communication and an M.A. in communications and politics, both from Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in México.