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Sophia Smith-Galer, Journalist, VICE World News

February 13, 2023 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · Green Hall 0-S-6

Center for Culture, Society and Religion

Sophia Smith Galer is a multi-award-winning reporter, author and TikTok creator based in London – making content for over 450,000 followers around the world. Her videos have been seen over 130 million times.

Sophia began her career at the BBC, working as a social media producer and then religion reporter, where she reported on the complexities of contemporary faith across the BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4 and BBC World News.

Her pioneering use of TikTok as a newsgathering and publishing tool has won her recognition in the industry as a journalism innovator, winning ‘Innovation of the Year’ at the British Journalism Awards as well as a spot on this year’s Forbes 30 under 30 list. She has just been named as one of Vogue’s 25 Most Influential Women in Britain list in 2022.

She is now a Senior News Reporter at VICE World News covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa and is the author of Losing It: Sex Education for the 21st Century, published this year by Harper Collins. She focuses on sexual and reproductive health rights, gender violence and the environment.

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