Mia Armstrong is the managing editor of Future Tense, a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University that examines emerging technologies, public policy, and society. She also works on State of Mind, a partnership of Slate and ASU that offers a practical look at our mental health system—and how to make it better.
In addition, Mia works with ASU on various projects with partners in Mexico, such as Symbiosis, a journalism tradecraft program developed by the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Mexican media outlet Gatopardo.
Previously, Mia served as senior coordinator of ASU's Convergence Lab, an events and ideas journalism series that connects the university with Mexican partners to explore shared challenges and opportunities.
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.