Mark Schapiro

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Visiting Faculty

Mark Schapiro is an award-winning investigative journalist specializing in the environment.


Schapiro's most recent book, Seeds of Resistance: The Fight to Save Our Food Supply on our Climate-Ravaged Planet, is a journey in search of the seeds capable of resilience to climate change and the struggle with agri-chemical companies to control them. 

Schapiro's previous books include Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What's at Stake for American Power, an investigation into the health and economic consequences of toxic chemicals; and The End of Stationarity: Searching for the New Normal in the Age of Carbon Shock, which reveals the trap doors of the economic system that hide the costs and consequences of climate change. 

Schapiro writes the bi-monthly column "Steal This (Climate) Story" at Capital & Main; his work is also published in HarpersInside Climate NewsCivil EatsMother Jones, and elsewhere. His podcast THE ELEMENTS, which tells stories arising from the impacts of climate change on each of the four elements essential to all life—Air, Earth, Fire, Water—will soon be airing on public radio in California. He is a Lecturer at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, teaching climate and environmental journalism.

Awards include a Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, a Kurt Schork Award for International Reporting, a Columbia-DuPont Award (shared), a Society of Environmental Journalists award (Television), and a National Magazine Award (shared).

Schapiro was a visiting faculty member at Bennington for Fall 2023.