Journalism and the Writing Professions
Phone: (646) 312-3926
Location: VC 7-264
Christopher Hallowell has a special interest in cultural, science, and environmental journalism. He is the author of six books, the best-known being Holding Back the Sea (HarperCollins). An investigative work that concerns the devastation of the Gulf of Mexico wetlands
— a national resource — it has been praised by scientists, environmentalists, policy makers and critics, both for its comprehensive approach and its accessibility. He is a frequent speaker on wetlands and coastal issues. An updated edition of his acclaimed earlier book, People of the Bayou (E.P. Dutton), was re-issued by Pelican Publishing in 2003.
Professor Hallowell’s latest book is Listening to Earth (Longman), a collection of writing that focuses on social and cultural issues surrounding environmental conflict, published in 2004. He is also co- author and co-editor of Green Perspectives: Thinking and Writing About Nature and the Environment (HarperCollins), an historically organized collection of writing that traces the course of attitudes towards the environment in this country over the past century.
Professor Hallowell is also the author of Growing Old, Staying Young (Morrow), about gerontological research in medical laboratories across the country. He has written about medical topics and issues for various publications, including The New York Times.
He has been on the staffs of numerous magazines as an environmental or science editor and has contributed articles to Time, The New York Times Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, Audubon, Geo, Natural History and The American Scholar. He has reported from Peru, Panama, the South Pacific and East Africa, as well as from various regions of this country. Professor Hallowell, a former director of undergraduate
journalism at Baruch College, is a graduate of Harvard and received an MS in journalism from Columbia.