Global Nation Editor/Reporter
Monica Campbell focuses on immigration coverage in the United States. She works with a network of journalists based throughout the country to uncover how America’s shifting demographics are changing everything from culture to politics. Before joining The World, Campbell reported internationally from Europe and Afghanistan and, from 2003 to 2009, from Latin America and the Caribbean. From her base in Mexico City, Campbell’s stories ranged from indigenous education along Nicaragua’s Mosquito Coast and the investigation of civil war crimes in Guatemala to Mexico’s rising drug cartel-related violence and dissident poets in Cuba. She also served as the Mexico representative for the Committee to Protect Journalists. In 2009-10, she was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.
Campbell has a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from San Jose State University.
She now lives in San Francisco, not far from the mountaintop one-room schoolhouse of her childhood.
Arts, Culture & Media
Viet Thanh Nguyen’s new spy thriller is getting acclaim for bringing a fresh eye to the Vietnam War, refugee life in the US and the conflicting political beliefs of Vietnamese who found their way to the United States after Saigon fell.
Conflict & Justice
A brother and sister remember their abrupt start to a new life in America after they fled collapsing South Vietnam. It's one story among the many collected by StoryCorps from Vietnamese refugees whose lives were changed by the fall of Saigon in 1975.
Business, Finance & Economics
Founded in 1971, Pearl River Mart was ahead of the curve in terms of importing goods from China. Now, after decades providing immigrants and native New Yorkers with Chinese products of all kinds, the store is closing in the face of skyrocketing rent.
Conflict & Justice
For Mokhtar Alkhanshali, a 26-year-old Yemeni American, fleeing Yemen meant dodging armed militiamen, airstrikes and riding a small fishing boat in the rocky Red Sea for hours. But many other American citizens remain trapped in the country.