Adam McCauley

Adam McCauley is a Canadian writer, photographer, and videographer currently based in Hong Kong. McCauley graduated from the University of Toronto’s Trudeau Centre in 2011 as a specialist in peace and conflict studies, before completing his masters at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. This fall, Adam will join the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford.


Adam McCauley has traveled to more than 25 countries researching issues of international politics and security. McCauley is a former multimedia intern at The New Yorker, fellow at Al Jazeera English, writer/producer for TIME magazine’s LightBox, and most recently served as Chief of Staff at The Governance Lab @ NYU.


McCauley’s journalistic work has been nominated for numerous industry awards. Most recently, his 2012 piece for The Atlantic, “Overexposed: A Photographer’s War on PTSD,” was nominated for a 2013 Dart Award (for excellence in reporting on trauma) and the 2013 Mirror Award (for excellence on reporting on the media). His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, TIME, and Al Jazeera (English / America).