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Marilyn Chase

Marilyn Chase

Continuing Lecturer

Alumni

Office Hours: Spring 2019: Tuesday 12 - 1 p.m. and by appointment

Marilyn Chase is a graduate of Stanford University with honors in English, and UC Berkeley with a Master of Journalism. As a beat reporter, health columnist and senior special writer at the The Wall Street Journal, Chase covered tech and medical science for 30 years. She is the author of The Barbary Plague: the Black Death in Victorian San Francisco, (Random House, 2003). She was a visiting lecturer teaching Narrative Writing at Stanford’s Journalism Program in Winter 2018. Now in edit, Chase’s biography of San Francisco sculptor Ruth Asawa — a survivor of WWII internment camps and fervent advocate for art education — is due out from Chronicle Books in Spring 2020.

EDUCATION

  • Stanford, BA English Lit./Departmental Honors
    University Of California, Berkeley, MA Journalism

EMPLOYERS

  • Wall Street Journal (1978 - 2008) Sr. Special Writer
    UC Berkeley (2009-Current) Continuing Lecturer
    Stanford University (January 2018) Visiting Lecturer
    Independent Author

PUBLICATIONS & OTHER WORK

  • Reflections on Using Japanese-American Internment in WW2 as Basis for Muslim Travel Ban.
    http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/12/02/chase-asawas-great-work-relevant-to-anti-muslim-bias-today/

  • How a Wall Street Banker turned AIDS Activist in China
    https://www.harvardmagazine.com/2011/09/one-less-investment-banker

TEACHING SCHEDULE:

Sec. Title Time Location
1 J230 Business Reporting: Follow the Money
Spring 2019
Tu 1:00 - 4:00 142 North Gate (Library)
5 J219 Mini: Follow the Money
Spring 2018
F 9:00am - 11:00am 209 North Gate (Greenhouse)

REPORTING INTERESTS

Arts, Business, Health, Science, Technology

MEDIA PLATFORMS

Narrative Writing