Tanya Pampalone has been a journalist for over 20 years, working as a writer and editor in Los Angeles, Prague, Johannesburg, and San Francisco, where she is now based. Tanya was the executive editor of South Africa's Mail & Guardian, managing editor of Maverick (now Daily Maverick), and headed up strategic partnerships and audience development for The Conversation Africa. A 2013 Media Fellow at Duke University, Tanya contributed to Southern African Muckraking: 150 Years of Investigative Journalism Which Has Shaped the Region (Jacana, 2018) and Unbias the News: Why Diversity Matters for Journalism (Hostwriter, 2019). The six-part podcast she created, One Night in Snake Park, was released in 202o. It was based on a collection of narratives on migration and xenophobia which she co-edited, I Want To Go Home Forever: Stories of Becoming and Belonging in South Africa’s Great Metropolis (Wits Press, 2018).