International Reporting Faculty & Lecturers
Neil Henry (Professor and Dean Emeritus)
Neil Henry worked for 16 years as a staff writer for The Washington Post and Newsweek magazine prior to joining the faculty in 1993. A former national correspondent and Africa Bureau Chief for the Washington Post, Professor Henry has won awards from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Associated Press, and Robert F. Kennedy Memorial for his reporting and writing. He is the author of a 2002 racial memoir, Pearl's Secret. His second book, American Carnival, which examines the news industry's adjustments to the digital age, was published in 2007. Between 2007 and 2011, Professor Henry served as dean of the Graduate School of Journalism, attracting three endowed chairs under the Hewlett Challenge and hastening the School's curricular transition to incorporate digital skills training. A graduate in Politics from Princeton University, Professor Henry earned his Master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.
Bob Calo (Senior Lecturer)
Bob Calo began his career in television at KQED in San Francisco, where he produced daily news and documentaries for the local and national PBS audience. He moved to New York to join ABC News “Primetime Live,” and then to NBC News as a broadcast producer. Calo produced stories throughout the U.S. and foreign countries, including assignments in Pakistan, Chile, Croatia, Kenya, and Somalia. His work has been honored by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, IRE, and National Headliner awards, among others. As an independent producer, he produced a documentary profile of the late landscape historian J.B. Jackson for PBS. Calo joined the faculty in 2001 and continues to write and produce for the national broadcast audience. In 2008, while on leave, he served as National Director of News21. He received a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a master’s in broadcast communication arts from San Francisco State University.
Lydia Chavez (Professor and Robert A. Peck Chair in Journalism)
Lydia Chávez started as a reporter for The Albuquerque Tribune, later moving on to Time magazine, the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times, where she served as El Salvador and South American bureau chief. In 2005, Chávez and her students collaborated to publish “Capitalism, God and A Good Cigar: Cuba Enters the Twenty-First Century” (Duke University Press). And in 1998, Chávez published, “The Color Bind: California’s Battle Against Affirmative Action,” which won the Leonard Silk Award (UC Press). She has also written op-ed pieces for The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Examiner and magazine pieces for the New York Times and Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazines and George Magazine. She holds a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Mark Danner (Professor)Mark Danner is a writer and reporter who for twenty-five years has written on politics and foreign affairs, focusing on war and conflict. He has covered, among many other stories, wars and political conflict in Central America, Haiti, the Balkans, Iraq and the Middle East, and, most recently, the story of torture during the War on Terror. Danner is Professor of Journalism, English and Politics at the University of California, Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs, Politics and the Humanities at Bard College. Among his books are Stripping Bare the Body (2009), The Secret Way to War: The Downing Street Memo and the Iraq War's Buried History (2006), Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib, and the War on Terror (2004), The Road to Illegitimacy: One Reporter's Travels through the 2000 Florida Vote Recount (2004), and The Massacre at El Mozote: A Parable of the Cold War (1994). Danner was a longtime staff writer at The New Yorker and is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books. His work has appeared in Harper's, The New York Times, Aperture, and many other newspapers and magazines. He co-wrote and helped produce two hour-long documentaries for the ABC News program Peter Jennings Reporting , and his work has received, among other honors, a National Magazine Award, three Overseas Press Awards, and an Emmy. In 1999 Danner was named a MacArthur Fellow. He speaks and lectures widely on foreign policy and America's role in the world.
Todd Carrel (Visiting Lecturer)
Todd Carrel is a journalist who covered Asia for more than a decade, first as a reporter for the Associated Press based in Tokyo, then as the ABC News bureau chief and correspondent in China. He has worked for National Geographic on many projects, contributed numerous freelance stories to newspapers, and produced an independent documentary aired on PBS stations.
Tyche Hendricks (journalist and author)
Tyche Hendricks is an editor for The California Report at KQED Public Radio. For many years she covered immigration, demographic trends and immigrant communities as a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. Hendricks has worked extensively on the U.S.-Mexico border and her reporting has taken her across the continent from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Lake Nicaragua. Along the way, she has trekked through deserts and jungles, helped pregnancy test cattle and bury hurricane victims, monitored polling stations and learned to cook pollo en mole. Her book, "The Wind Doesn't Need a Passport: Stories from the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands," was published by the University of California Press in June 2010. Hendricks has worked at the Hearst-owned San Francisco Examiner, the San Jose Mercury News, the Seattle Times and as a freelance radio producer. Her work has won awards, including a Best of the West prize and an NFCB Golden Reel. She holds a BA from Wesleyan University, and an MA in Latin American Studies and an MJ in Journalism, both from UC Berkeley.
Carolyn Wakeman (Associate Professor)
Carolyn Wakeman directs the Asia-Pacific Program. Author of “To the Storm: The Odyssey of a Revolutionary Chinese Woman,” Wakeman also co-wrote with Harry Wu “Bitter Winds: A Memoir of My Years in China’s Gulag” and most recently edited with adjunct faculty member Ken Light “Assignment Shanghai: Photographs on the Eve of Revolution.” Wakeman holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a doctorate from Washington University, both in English literature, and formerly taught at Yale University and Beijing Foreign Studies University.
Sandy Tolan (Lecturer)
Tolan is co-founder of Homelands Productions and a regular contributor to National Public Radio. He has extensive experience reporting in Latin America and the Middle East, specializing in coverage of social and political tensions over natural resources. He has written for The New York Times Magazine and many other publications, and is the author of Me and Hank, an exploration of race and sports in America.
Peter Tarnoff (Visiting Lecturer)
Peter Tarnoff is a longtime diplomat and foreign policy professional who has held many government positions, including serving as Undersecretary of State from 1993 to 1997. He is a former president of the Council of Foreign Relations and of the World Affairs Council.
Rone Tempest (Visiting Lecturer)
Rone Tempest, a longtime foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, has reported from India, China, France, Afghanistan and Pakistan, among many other stories.
Francis Pisani (Visiting Lecturer)
Pisani is the Bay Area based technology correspondent for El País (Madrid), Le Monde (Paris) and Reforma (Mexico). His articles have been published by more than one hundred publications, in Europe, Latin America, the U.S. and Asia. He has recently contributed to several collective works about online journalism, networks and netwar. He has recently been awarded a Ford Foundation Grant to study Transnational Communities and Networks in the Hurricane Basin. More can be found at http://francispisani.net
Qiang Xiao (Adjunct Professor)
Xiao Qiang, a Beijing native, is a professional observer and commentator on Chinese Internet, media and politics. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the China Digital Times, an independent China news portal and directs the Berkeley China Internet project. Xiao also studied physics in China and US and has been a long time human rights activist. He is a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship in 2001, and is profiled in the book "Soul Purpose: 40 People Who Are Changing the World for the Better."
Peter Sellars (Visiting Lecturer)
Sellars is a Professor in the Department of World Arts & Cultures at UCLA. He can be contacted c/o: Prickle@aol.com
Hani Shukrallah (Visiting Instructor)
Shukrallah is former Editor in Chief of Al-Ahram Weekly, the Cairo-based paper that for many years was a magnet for free expression and intellectual debate for Arab voices around the world. He wrote a regular column for the Weekly for more than ten years, and has written for the Guardian, Outlook, (India), Al-Hayat (London), and the Journal of Palestine Studies. Shukrallah is now a consultant to the Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, one of the leading think tanks in the Middle East.
Parvathi Menon (Visiting Instructor)
Parvarthi Menon is Bureau Chief, Bangalore, for Frontline, a fortnightly magazine of national and international current affairs and analysis published from Chennai by The Hindu publications group. She is the author of Breaking Barriers: Stories of Twelve Women (2004). Over the years her reporting has covered the impact of market reforms on changes in employment, wages, standards of living, women's work, social status. She has also reported on the agrarian crisis and the reasons for suicides among farmers, the politics of religious fundamentalism, caste in contemporary society, the changing status of women, the energy sector, the impact of World Bank loans. Menon is currently a Carnegie Fellow here at the Journalism School.
Charles Burress (Lecturer)
Charles Burress is a staff writer for The San Francisco Chronicle who covers Asia-Pacific news and has just returned from one of many research and reporting trips to Japan. Charles is a JSchool graduate and frequent contributor to our ongoing Japan reporting course. He is currently a Carnegie Fellow at the Journalism School.
Itsuki Iwata (Visiting Instructor)
Mr. Iwata, who joined The Yomiuri Shimbun in 1977 as a staff writer, brings rich experience to the Reporting on Japan class. He has been a police reporter covering organized crime and white collar crime in Tokyo; an environmental reporter covering issues from the North Pole to the tropical savanna in Africa; bureau chief for 4 years in Los Angeles covering US trends and the 9/11 attacks; and most recently an environmental commentator examining links between environmental problems and government policies.
John Harte (Professor)
John Harte is a leading climatologist and a professor in UC Berkeley's College of Natural Resources as well as the Energy and Resources Group. He is currently a Carnegie Fellow at the Journalism School.
Teresa Stojkov (Lecturer)
Teresa Stojkov has a PhD in Latin American literature and most recently wrote a book, Poet of the Hearth, on the Chilean poet Jorge Teillier. She studies the nexis between art and literature and has lectured on this subject at the Cleveland Art Museum and elsewhere. She also created the Latin American film series at Cal and is presently vice chair at the Townsend Center for the Humanities. Stojkov is currently a Carnegie Fellow at the Graduate School of Journalism.
Konstanty Gebert (Visiting Instructor)
Gebert is a working journalist, who over the last dozen years has covered ethnic conflict i.a. in the Balkans and in the Middle East.
Tom Gold (Associate Professor)
Professor Thomas Gold is an Associate Professor in the Sociology department at UC Berkeley and Director of the Berkeley China Initiative, (bci.berkeley.edu) which aims to make Berkeley the premier institution for the research, training and communication of all aspects of China, past, present and future.
Stephen Small (Carnegie Fellow - Associate Professor)
Stephen Small's research concentrates on an analysis of links between historical structures and contemporary manifestations of racial formations and racialized relations. He is particularly concerned with changing expressions of racialization. At present his work is organized around two types of concentration: firstly, institutional experiences, material resources and ideological articulations of “race mixture”; and secondly, representations of slavery in contemporary museums. Currently, he has research in progress on two projects. The first explores discussions of 'race mixture' in a range of US sites including far right organizations, popular culture and politics; the second examines the collective memory of so-called "slave cabins" in the USA. He is also working on a collaborative project that examines government policies and academic research around immigration and race in the United States, England, France and the Netherlands.
Ryoichi Hamamoto (Lecturer)
Ryochi Hamamoto, a Senior Research Fellow of The Yomiuri Shimbun, Tokyo, has covered China and Southeast Asia for more than twenty years, most recently as Beijing Bureau Chief for The Yomiuri Shimbun from 2001 to 2004. Previously he served as the newspaper's Hong Kong Bureau Chief, 1993-1997; Beijing correspondent, 1988-1990; Shanghai Bureau Chief, 1987-1988; and Jakarta Bureau Chief, 1985-1987. Since March 2006 he has also been Senior Research Fellow at The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIS). His current interests are China-Japan relations viewed historically and Japan's role in Asia in the 21st century. He is the Japanese translator of Ten Episodes in China's Diplomacy by Qian Qichen, China's former deputy prime minister, published by Toyoshoin in 2007.
Ruriko Hatano (Lecturer)
Ruriko HATANO is an editor and staff writer in Tokyo for the Foreign News Department of Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan's largest circulation daily newspaper, where she is in charge of news about Southeast Asia and the United States. She began her career with Yomiuri as a staff writer in 1982. Ms. Hatano was first assigned to the Business News Department covering the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, financial sectors and distribution industries where she remained until 1989. She was then transferred to the Foreign News Department where she was responsible for China coverage. From November 1989 to September 1992, she served as a correspondent in Washington, DC. In November 1994 she became the Jakarta bureau chief for Yomiuri, covering Indonesia until September 1997. A graduate of Tokyo University, Ms. Hatano has also studied international journalism at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.
Palagummi Sainath (Lecturer)
Min Zin (Lecturer)
Min Zin got involved in student activism early in his life when in 1988, as a 14-year-old high school student, a pro-democracy movement swept through Burma. He founded a nation-wide high school student union and worked closely with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. He went into hiding in 1989 to avoid arrest by the military, and his underground activist-cum-writer life lasted for nine years until he fled across the Thai-Burma border in August 1997. He was a cultural page editor (1999 to 2002) of the Thailand-based Irrawaddy magazine (www.irrawaddy.org), later becoming its assistant editor (2002 to 2004). Shifting from print to radio journalism, from 2004 to 2007 Min Zin delivered hard news, commentary, features, and interviews as an international broadcaster with the Washington-based Radio Free Asia (Burmese Service). He was a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley's School of Journalism in 2001-2002. He is now a freelance journalist writing for Far Eastern Economic Review, The Bangkok Post, The Irrawaddy and other publications.
Siri Schubert (Lecturer)
Siri Schubert is a veteran reporter who has spent a good part of her career in an international setting as a foreign correspondent for Handelsblatt, the leading business daily in Germany. She won the 2004 Koerber Foundation journalism award on "Living together: Integration and Diversity" (shared first prize) and has contributed a chapter to “Seeds of Hope (Hoffnung saehen)”, a book that illustrates immigration issues in Europe through life stories of immigrants. Siri was selected as one of the participants of the Journalist Alumni Study Trip: Berlin-Ankara/Istanbul 2005, organized by the Fulbright Commission, the German Marshall Fund and the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship, among others. Being from Europe and having lived on both sides of the Atlantic (USA, Germany, England) with parts of her family living in France and Switzerland, she brings unique perspectives and insights to this area of study.
Izumi Miyachi (Lecturer)
MIYACHI Izumi is a former deputy editor of the Lifestyle and Culture section at The Yomiuri Shimbun. She started her career at the newspaper’s bureau in Ibaragi prefecture, then went on to cover women’s issues, food, fashion and other cultural topics. She is also co-author of “Sexual Harrassment.” Miyachi is a graduate of International Christian University.