Lauren Kessler

Primary tabs

Share This...
ljk's picture
Professor & Director of the Multimedia Journalism Master's Program
366E White Stag Building
(541) 346-3753
Skype:
lauren.j.kessler
Specialty(ies):
Narrative Journalism

Education:

Ph.D., University of Washington, 1980
MS, University of Oregon, 1975

B.S.J., Northwestern University, 1972

Biography:

Background
Kessler is the author of twelve books, including seven works of narrative nonfiction.  Using a combination of immersion reportage and deep research, she has tackled subjects as diverse as 21st century teen girl culture (My Teenage Werewolf) and Alzheimer's (Pacific Northwest Book Award winner Dancing with Rose).  She is the author of Oregon Book Award winner Stubborn Twig; Clever Girl; The Happy Bottom Riding Club, and Full Court Press, as well as The Dissident Press, a history of alternative journalism, and three textbooks.

Research

Kessler has wide-ranging historical, social and cultural interests. She considers herself part reporter, part cultural anthropologist and part historian. She is interested in American subcultures and in ill-behaved women who make history. Her narrative nonfiction combines the power of fact with the drama of fiction.

Affiliation:
Faculty