Kate Smith is an academic, journalist and writer based in Edinburgh, UK. Specialisms include media and politics, human rights (including food security), literary journalism and conflict reporting. She was is a short-term Fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, Harvard University, 2013-2014.
Kate previously worked at Stirling and Sheffield Hallam Universities and was for a number of years a freelance journalist and columnist writing regularly for The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, the Sunday Herald, the Herald, The Guardian and a wide range of magazines. Before that Kate ran her own international magazine publishing company with offices in Edinburgh and Moscow.