Anushay Hossain is a writer and political commentator based in Washington, DC whose work is featured on CNN, Forbes, Women in the World/NYTimes, The Daily Beast and more.
She has appeared as a policy analyst and women’s rights expert on BBC World News, CNN, MSNBC, Al-Jazeera English (AJE), Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Hearst TV, National Public Radio (NPR), and Sirius XM radio.
Anushay also guest-hosted AJE’s social media-driven show, “The Stream,” and is a panelist on Public Broadcasting Station’s (PBS) “To The Contrary,” the network’s feminist news-analysis program.
AnushaysPoint.com is her website where you can find all her articles and commentary work for major national and international media outlets.
Anushay’s career in women’s rights began as an intern at the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) where she worked on micro-finance for women in her native country, Bangladesh.
A University of Virginia graduate, Anushay joined the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Nobel Peace Prize-nominated, “Campaign for Afghan Women & Girls” prior to completing her MA in Gender and Development at the University of Sussex in England.
After a year at the United Nations Development Fund for Women’s (UNIFEM UK) London office, Anushay returned to Washington, DC where she spent almost a decade analyzing the impact of US foreign policy on the health and rights of women and girls around the world.
Anushay finally went full-time with her writing in 2013, and frequently travels to leading colleges and universities across the country giving talks on gender, politics, and the Muslim experience in America.
She has spoken at Yale Law School, the University of Michigan, Duke, University of Chicago, Georgetown University, American University, George Washington University (GWU), New York University (NYU), Oklahoma State University (OSU), Quinnipiac University, and her alma mater, the University of Virginia (UVA).
In 2014, Anushay was welcomed as a member of The National Press Club in Washington, DC, one of the most prestigious journalistic organizations in the world.
Anushay is a Managing Director of The Daily Ittefaq, Bangladesh’s oldest and most historic national newspaper founded by her grandfather, renown Bangladeshi journalist, Tofazzal Hossain. Anushay also writes a fortnightly column for her family’s paper.
A passionate Italophile, Anushay spent a year in Italy studying Italian and is also fluent in six languages.
She is married and lives in Washington, DC with her husband, their two young daughters, and Persian cats.