Oscar Lopez is an award-winning journalist and writer who has been reporting internationally for five years. He has reported for the New York Times, the Times of London, the Guardian, the Washington Post, Newsweek, Time and many more. Oscar’s writing focuses on politics and human rights issues, specifically on refugees and LGBT rights: in 2016, Oscar’s feature on LGBT rights in Brazil for Newsweek was awarded a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Magazine Article.
Originally from Mexico, Oscar is also an accomplished playwright, who regularly produces off-Broadway work with his New York-based theatre company, Frack Theatre. Oscar is a graduate of Melbourne University and Oxford University. He has received numerous grants to support his work, including from the Australia Council for the Arts, the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the Fund for Environmental Journalism. He is the 2018 recipient of the Times of London Richard Beeston Bursary.