Mia Armstrong is the coordinator of ASU's Convergence Lab, an events and ideas journalism series that connects the university with Mexican audiences and partners to explore ideas of mutual interest and to think our way toward a better, shared North American future.
A two-time ASU graduate, Mia is a journalist whose work usually focuses on criminal justice, military justice, U.S.-Mexico relations, and migration. She has been published in English and Spanish in outlets including The New York Times, Slate, Longreads, The Marshall Project, Narratively, Law & Society Review, Nexos, and Letras Libres. She writes a monthly column in Mexico Today by Reforma. In addition, Mia has served as a volunteer teacher in Arizona prisons and interned at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, the U.S. House of Representatives, Future Tense, and the Arizona Innocence Project.
Mia is a Fulbright scholar, and she spent the 2019-2020 academic year in Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche, Mexico, where she taught English and worked on a narrative storytelling project with women who work on offshore oil platforms. She is also a Flinn Foundation Scholar.
In 2019, Mia won Nicholas Kristof's New York Times Win-a-Trip contest, and went on an international reporting trip with the columnist. Subsequently, four of her columns were published in the Times.
From Flagstaff, Mia now lives in Mexico City.
B.A., Journalism and Mass Communication, ASU
B.A., Global Studies, ASU
International law and communication coursework, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Ciudad de México