Delphine Schrank is chief correspondent in Mexico and Central America for Thomson Reuters and the author of The Rebel of Rangoon; A Tale of Defiance and Deliverance in Burma (Nation Books, 2015). A contributing editor to the Virginia Quarterly Review and a co-founding member of Deca Stories, a pioneering writers' cooperative for deeply reported global journalism, she was a 2016 Johns Hopkins SAIS International Reporting Project fellow, reporting in the Maghreb. Previously, she was the Burma/Myanmar correspondent for The Washington Post, where she was a foreign editor and staff writer.
Her award-winning journalism from Africa, Southeast Asia, Europe and the Americas has also appeared in, among other places, Foreign Policy, the Atlantic, the New York Times, the Guardian, the Christian Science Monitor, Mother Jones, Time and The Responsibility to Protect; The Promise of Stopping Mass Atrocities in Our Time (Oxford University Press, 2011). Until 2012, she wrote from Burma with no byline, to protect her sources against potential retaliation from the then-ruling military junta.
A Franco-American who has lived and worked on four continents, she earned her undergraduate degree with double first class honors in Modern History from Oxford University and holds a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.
In a previous life, she co-founded an experimental theater company at 15 in Brussels, Belgium, and went on to direct 10 productions in 10 years in Oxford, Paris and New York. She is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of PEN America.