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Maria Danilova

Former George. F. Kennan Fellow


    September 1, 2020 — November 30, 2020

    Professional affiliation

    Independent Journalist

    Wilson Center Projects

    "The Time of Women"

    Full Biography

    Maria Danilova is a journalist based in Washington D.C. She has spent more than a decade covering Russia and the former Soviet Union for the Associated Press. She also worked in the AP’s Washington bureau writing about foreign affairs and national education policy. Danilova’s long-form work has appeared in Harper’s magazine, The Atlantic, Columbia Journalism Review, Tablet magazine, Brain, Child magazine, and other outlets. Born in Moscow, Danilova holds a Bachelor’s degree in linguistics from Moscow State University, a Master’s degree in Political Science from Central European University and a Master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, where she was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in economics and business journalism. Danilova was also a winner of the Alicia Patterson Foundation fellowship where she worked on a series of stories about women activists in Russia.