Chitra Nagarajan is a journalist, writer and activist who works to promote peace and advocates for human rights. She focuses her writing on climate change, conflict, feminism, foreign policy, migration, Nigeria and the wider Lake Chad region, race and sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
Chitra Nagarajan has written on these areas for The Guardian, New Humanist, New Internationalist, This is Africa and Ventures Africa, as well as appearing on Sky News and the BBC World Service.
In addition to this, she has worked in China, Guinea, Liberia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, the United Kingdom and the United States over the last 15 years. However, has now turned her focus to civilian protection, conflict mitigation, climate security, and building peace. Chitra Nagarajan seeks to combat ableism, ageism, class privilege, heteronormativity, racism, sexism, discrimination against people with non-normative sexual orientations and gender identities and all other forms of injustice and prejudice.
As well as co-editing the novel She Called Me Women, Chitra is on the editorial collective of the academic journal, Feminist Dissent.