Courses: Feature Writing
Deborah Campbell is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in Harper’s, The Economist, New Scientist, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Ms., and Adbusters, where she spent five years as an associate editor. She is the author of This Heated Place, a journey inside the Israel-Palestine conflict. Her latest book, A Disappearance in Damascus, was published in 2015.
Over the past twelve years she has reported from such places as Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Colombia, Cuba, and the Gaza Strip, combining a culturally immersive approach to field research with narrative storytelling.
She is the winner of several National Magazine Awards and has been published in ten countries and five languages.
Her work has been included in anthologies and essay collections in Europe, Asia and North America, most recently Meme Wars (Random House Canada, Penguin UK, Seven Stories Press US and Reimann Germany). Her radio documentaries on international affairs have aired on NPR and CBC radio.
She has also written on contemporary art for magazines such as Canadian Art, Form, and Modern Painters, taking a particular interest in art that explores the intersection between people and politics.
In addition to teaching creative writing and journalism at the University of British Columbia, she has guest lectured at Harvard, UC Berkeley and Zayed University in Dubai, and has appeared as a commentator on media and Mideast issues for TV and radio.