Prof. Mary D'Ambrosio
Mary D’Ambrosio is an adjunct professor, and the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute’s Editor at Large.
She is the founding director of the Institute’s Livewire News Service, which syndicates student work to more than 100 professional publications nationally, and co-editor, with Distinguished Writer in Residence Pete Hamill, of Street Level, the Institute’s annual magazine of top undergraduate reporting.
A writer specializing in international and economic issues, she is a former editor at Global Finance magazine in New York, reporter for The Associated Press in Venezuela, and correspondent and book reviewer for the San Francisco Chronicle. Other publishing credits include Islands, Institutional Investor, Working Woman, Working Mother and Newsday.
Prof. D’Ambrosio has worked extensively in Latin America, covering the Mexican peso crisis, the North American Free Trade Agreement and developing country investment. She’s also reported from Turkey and Russia. In 2009, she founded Big World Magazine, http://www.bigworldmagazine.com a multimedia magazine to showcase narrative journalism about places.
She holds a B.S. in magazine journalism from Syracuse University, and an M.Sc. in economic history from the London School of Economics.Prof. D’Ambrosio teaches several courses, including a popular class in travel writing.
Stories contributed by Prof. D’Ambrosio’s students:
“Where to Find Manga for Your Kid, Fugu for Your Daredevil Spouse and Ramen for the Whole Family
“ (Without leaving New York) by Sarah Wolff
“Tourism’s Dark Side” We’re not always looking for fun when we choose vacation spots. The crowds at Ground Zero, Alcatraz, Auschwitz and post-Katrina New Orleans suggest a more disturbing allure. by Courtney Reed
“Dance Floor Deals” On an illicit trip to Cuba, a young American loses his innocence.
by Ryan Kearney
“Burning in Sichuan” Summer in China’s steamy southwest means close quarters, fiery hot pot and general sensory overload. by Leaya Lee
“Bollywood Magic” Watching a melodramatic Indian musical in Bollywood’s home city of Mumbai is a great way to tap into local culture. by Shivani Vora
“Sundays in Dover: Empanadas and Futbol in Suburban New Jersey” This Latin American enclave puts on a magnificent weekly flea market. by Meghan Huelsman
“This Smells Delicious!” (And Other Misadventures of a Meat-and-Potatoes Girl in Japan) by Shauna Billings
“Wolf Whistling in Peru” A traveler discovers the meaning of a time-honored Latin American ritual. by Ryan Kearney
“New York’s Other Little Italy” You can shop for beef hearts and tongue, along with the usual olives and sun-dried tomatoes, in this earthy Bronx neighborhood. by Stu VanAirsdale