Eva Hershaw is a researcher, journalist, and photographer born in Idaho and raised in eastern Washington state.


In an interview with the oldest living WWII veteran, Richard Overton, a 109-year-old Texan. (Steve Moakley)

Over the past 10 years, her work has focused on rural development, land conflict, and environmental justice in Latin America. She has broken news and written in-depth features for The AtlanticThe Christian Science MonitorAl Jazeera AmericaVICE News, Texas Monthly and The Washington Post.

In 2014, her article “How Male Power Spreads HIV,” published by The Atlantic, won a Gender and Justice Award issued by the Mexican Supreme Court and UN Women. In 2015, she worked as a Food and Journalism Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley, researching the transport of antibiotic resistance from feedlots on the southern Great Plains. The results were published as a science feature in the September 2016 issue of Texas Monthly.

Most recently, Eva was a 2016 Fulbright Scholar at the University of Brasília, studying land tenure, food security, foreign agribusiness expansion, and urban migration on the Cerrado highlands.

She is currently based in Italy.

Find a sample list of publications here.