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Hanna was a weekly columnist for the Wesleyan Argus (2002/2003), the Myanmar Times (2003/2004) and Pop+Politics (2007/2008). She has also contributed commentaries to a variety of media outlets including Washingtonpost.com, NPR’s Morning Edition, NPR’s Day2Day, the Huffington Post, GlobalPost and the Hartford Courant. Here is a selection of her opinion pieces and personal essays.

September 29, 2012
GlobalPost
Aung San Suu Kyi Misses an Opportunity on Rohingyas

July 30, 2012
GlobalPost
Give Oprah a Break on India

July 6, 2012
GlobalPost
Reporting in Myanmar, a Test of New Limits

April 13, 2012
GlobalPost
I Got the Visa!

June 9, 2010
True/Slant
Looking for Hope in Child Brides

April 5, 2010
The Huffington Post
My Near-Death Experience on Twitter

April 1, 2010
GlobalPost
In India, Passover is a Balancing Act

March 4, 2010
GlobalPost
Caught Up in Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday

February 16, 2010
True/Slant
Mumbai Mashers: Stay Out of My Inbox

January 26, 2010
True/Slant
Exposed in Mumbai

January 20, 2010
True/Slant
Matheran: A Retreat from Mumbai Madness (Photos)

January 12, 2010
GlobalPost
Experiencing India’s Bathrooms Firsthand

January 6, 2010
True/Slant
Life in Mumbai Is Hard, Until It’s Not

December 21, 2009
GlobalPost
Dharavi’s Varied Texture of Life

December 11, 2009
GlobalPost
In India, Sex on the Beach Comes With a Price Tag

December 7, 2009
GlobalPost
Mumbai Arrival: Sweet Tea, Noisy Rickshaws and New Friends

August 31, 2009
The Huffington Post
Twenty-four Hours in Addis Ababa

November 3, 2008
The Huffington Post
New Yorkers Count Too

October 11, 2008
The Huffington Post
Is Muslim the New Queer?

October 10, 2008
The Huffington Post
A Makeshift Synagogue and Me

August 27, 2008
The Hartford Courant
Tuning Into the Pulse of the Heartland

June 18, 2008
The Huffington Post
Running on Iraq: The Ignored Humanitarian Crises

May 26, 2008
The Huffington Post
Obama Crashes My College Reunion

May 20, 2008
The Huffington Post
Occupation Diplomacy

May 13, 2008
The Hartford Courant
Cyclone, Military Make News of Family Scarce

May 8, 2008
NPR’s Day2Day

Anger at the Myanmar Tragedy

March 13, 2008
The Huffington Post
Why the Obesession with Silda?

October 9, 2007
NPR’s Morning Edition
California Student Reflects on Myanmar

October 5, 2007
The Huffington Post
Burma and the Presidential Field

October 2, 2007
Washingtonpost.com
To: The World
From: Burma

September 30, 2007
The Hartford Courant
Praying for Better Burma

September 14, 2007
The Hartford Courant
Trip Brings Realities of Poverty Home

June 19, 2007
Cape Times
Getting a Grip on Cape Town’s ‘No Go’ Zones

November 16, 2007
Pop+Politics
Teenage Sex Crimes

November 6, 2007
Pop+Politics
A Love Affair with Homeland Security

September 25, 2007
Pop+Politics
Burma: Before the Protests

September 18, 2007
Pop+Politics
A Jew-Bu Marriage

September 10, 2007
Pop+Politics
Finding the Loo in Gugulethu

April 6, 2007
Pop+Politics
Manischewitz Nights

February 25, 2007
Pop+Politics
Seventy-Five to Life

January 10, 2007
Pop+Politics
Riding with Elsa

May 15, 2006
Campus Progress

Someday I’ll Bring My Husband to Passover

November 26, 2005
The Hartford Courant
Eyes Opened to the Advantages of Being American

February 13, 2005
The Times Herald Record

Sometimes Old Times Aren’t Good Times

July 31, 2004
The Hartford Courant
Who Says You Can’t Go Home Again?

May 8, 2004
The Hartford Courant
Having a Wonderful Time; Can’t Tell You Everything

March 22-28, 2004
The Myanmar Times
My Sister and Me

November 16, 2003
The Hartford Courant
No Visa Necessary

May 25, 2003
The Hartford Courant
Moonlight in Cancun


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