Ruth Dusseault

Ruth Dusseault

Class of 2023

Ruth Dusseault is an environmental journalist with multi-discipline experience in film, geography, ethnography and design.  She reports on systems that undergird modern life. Her avenues include architecture, environmental engineering, food systems and public policy. 


  • Graduate Instructor, UC Berkeley, 2021 - present / Education intern, Internews' Earth Journalism Network / Archival intern Hybrid Cinema/8Above 2022 for "The Mark Pauline Story" / Assistant Professor, Georgia Tech School of Architecture 2001 - 2012


  • Berkeley Journalism Fellowship
    Finalist, Creative Capital
    Idea Capital Artist Award
    Design Award, National Endowment for the Arts


  • “Ecotopia Now,” chapter Design Radicals: Spaces of California Counterculture, ed. Greg Castillo and Lee Stickells (Univ. Minnesota Press) 2022, supported by the Graham Foundation.

    "San Francisco tech startup poses new threat to Oakland's century-old Produce Market," The Oaklandside, Feb. 8, 2022

    "Five years after Ghost Ship fire: How local organizations are fighting artist displacement," Oakland North · Dec 16, 2021

    "What would make Chinatown's roads safer for pedestrians"What would make Chinatown's roads safer for pedestrians"
    The Oaklandside. Nov 15, 2021

    “Play War: Homemade Recreational Battlefields,” Places Journal, 2014

    “The Incomplete Illusion: Photographing the Training Ground, “Journal Society Arch. Historians, Sept. 2013


  • Society for Environmental Journalists
    Investigative Reporters & Editors
    Society of Professional Journalists
    College Art Association


Environmental Regulation, Food Systems, environmental engineering, natural building, sustainable design