Nina Strochlic, National Geographic

Nina Strochlic

National Geographic

New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Nina:

Shabana Basij-Rasikh is the Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year

Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year Shabana Basij-Rasikh was driven away by the Taliban. Undeterred, she hopes to build a global model for educating displaced children. → Read More

The great hunt for the world's first LGBTQ archive

Before Nazism, a German institute cemented itself as gay liberation’s epicenter. For 40 years, activists have been searching for its legendary collection. → Read More

This 4,000-year-old skull just received a new face

Buried during the Stone Age, this woman once roamed the forests of northern Sweden. Now archaeologists have reconstructed her face. → Read More

This magician escaped slavery by mailing himself to freedom

When, in 1849, a man named Henry Brown escaped slavery in a box, America wondered: Could abolition be delivered by mail? → Read More

A year into the pandemic, strangers find healing in their shared grief

In the year since WHO declared a global pandemic, millions are trying to come to terms with loss in a country desperate to move on. → Read More

This expert has tracked 30 years of global protests. Here’s what he’s learned.

A research project in New York has tracked growing attempts to remove politicians from power—from Lebanon to Thailand. → Read More

Creating a black-and-white photograph goes beyond the shutter

A master photo printmaker describes the developing chemicals, tools, and techniques that bring film frames to life. → Read More

Nat Geo exclusive photos: grief and outrage converge in Minneapolis

George Floyd’s death sparked nationwide protests. The pain has tapped into long-simmering divisions that have plagued his hometown. → Read More

How some cities ‘flattened the curve’ during the 1918 flu pandemic

Social distancing isn’t a new idea—it saved thousands of American lives during the last great pandemic. Here's how it worked. → Read More

How these threatened animals could bounce back

From hairy rhinos to squirrel-size monkeys, these species are poised to survive thanks to conservation efforts. → Read More

Typhoid Mary's tragic tale exposed the health impacts of 'super-spreaders'

Tracking down the culprit behind an outbreak of typhoid fever in 1900s New York was a breakthrough in how symptom-free carriers can spread sickness. → Read More

Typhoid Mary's tragic tale exposed the health impacts of 'super-spreaders'

Tracking down the culprit behind an outbreak of typhoid fever in 1900s New York was a breakthrough in how symptom-free carriers can spread sickness. → Read More

Who mapped the Grand Canyon? This forgotten female mountaineer

Barbara Washburn, a self-described "accidental mountaineer," spent 40 years mapping remote corners of the U.S. → Read More

‘Wash your hands’ was once controversial medical advice

Everyone knows handwashing is an easy way to stay healthy, but that wasn't always so. In the 1840s, advocating it cost a doctor his career. → Read More

These women unlocked the mysteries of the deep sea

On a record-breaking expedition in the 1930s, one group of women—a scientist, an artist, and a researcher—helped define the science of the sea. → Read More

The meaning of the cross of ashes on Ash Wednesday

The holiday marks the start of a period of reflection and repentance that lasts until Easter. → Read More

276 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram six years ago. Where are they now?

The 'Chibok girls’ kidnapping sparked international outrage. More than a hundred are still missing. Today the survivors are trying to rebuild their lives. → Read More

Humble diving fins sped this scientist into history

National Geographic’s archive collects famous footwear—including these flippers worn by Sylvia Earle during some of her 8,000 hours under water. → Read More

The results are in: What women think about harassment, the job market, and feminism in 2019

A new poll reveals surprising insight into women's personal lives and their views of American society. → Read More

How this quiet region in Guatemala became the epicenter of migration

A child's death at the U.S. border put a spotlight on the peaceful highlands, where more people than ever are fleeing for the United States. → Read More