Susan Stellin is a freelance reporter and the author of Chancers, a dual memoir written with her partner Graham MacIndoe about his struggle with heroin addiction, arrest, and incarceration—first at Rikers Island and then five months in immigration detention, where he was held while he was fighting a deportation order. It was published by Random House – Ballantine Books.

In 2014, Susan and Graham were awarded a fellowship from the Alicia Patterson Foundation for their project American Exile, a series of photos and interviews documenting the stories of immigrants who have been ordered deported from the United States. That project was exhibited at Photoville in New York City in 2015 and at the Head On photo festival in Sydney, Australia in 2016.

As a reporter, Susan has been a frequent contributor to The New York Times for more than 15 years, primarily covering the travel industry, transportation security, technology, and consumer advice. She has also written for New York magazine, The Guardian Weekend magazine,, The Los Angeles Times, The Marshall Project, Travel + Leisure, Fast Company, Real Simple, Consumer Reports, and many other publications. Her first book, How to Travel Practically Anywhere, was published by Houghton Mifflin in 2006.

During the late 1990s, Susan was the CyberTimes Deputy Editor for The New York Times, assigning and editing articles about the Internet and new technologies. Previously, she worked as an editor for CNET in San Francisco, helping develop one of the first Web sites to publish articles about computers and digital life exclusively online.

Susan has a B.A. in political science from Stanford University and spent two years after college teaching English and writing in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is currently an adjunct professor in the journalism and design department at The New School in New York City.

Photo: Graham Macindoe

Photo: Graham Macindoe