Marilyn Chase

Marilyn Chase

Lecturer

Continuing Lecturer

Alumni

Office: 213 (Upstairs near The Greenhouse)

Office Hours: Thursday, 12 – 1 pm

Marilyn Chase is a graduate of Stanford University with honors in English, and UC Berkeley with a Master of Journalism. As a reporter, columnist and senior special writer at the The Wall Street Journal, Chase covered health and medical science. She is the author of The Barbary Plague: the Black Death in Victorian San Francisco, (Random House, 2003), a tale of how not to handle an epidemic that has echoes today. Chase’s second book, Everything She Touched: The Life of Ruth Asawa (Chronicle Books, 2020), tells the life story of a woman who survived being  imprisoned for her race in WWII, and transcended discrimination to become a groundbreaking sculptor, passionate arts advocate, and San Francisco’s beloved “fountain lady.” The book was named one of Smithsonian scholars’ favorite books of 2020, and ARTnews’ most compelling biographies.

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.

PUBLICATIONS & OTHER WORK

TEACHING SCHEDULE:

Sec. Title Time Location
010 J298 – Intro. to Narrative Writing
Spring 2020
Tu 9:00 - 12:00 108 North Gate (Lower News) — 108 North Gate (Lower News)
019 J298 – Telling Life Stories
Spring 2021
Th 10:00 - 1:00

REPORTING INTERESTS

Arts, Business, Health, Science, Technology

MEDIA PLATFORMS

Narrative Writing