Michael Pollan

Knight Professor, Graduate School of Journalism
University of California, Berkeley

CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies

Michael Pollan is the Knight Professor of Journalism at the Graduate School and director of the Knight Program in Science and Environmental Journalism. He is a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine, and the author of five books: The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World; A Place of My Own; Second Nature; In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, and most recently, Food Rules: An Eater's Manuel. For many years he served as Executive Editor of Harper's Magazine. His writing has won numerous awards, including the Reuters/World Conservation Union Global Award in Environmental Journalism, the James Beard Award, and the Genesis Award from the American Humane Association. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals was named one of the ten best books of 2006 by the New York Times and the Washington Post.

last updated: October 30th, 2012

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