Monica Campbell

Monica Campbell

Immigration Editor/Reporter

Monica Campbell is a senior editor/reporter at The World, focusing on immigration and immigrant life in the United States. She works with a network of journalists based throughout the country and elsewhere in the world to uncover how shifting US 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 is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Recent Stories

Conflict & Justice

Police reform requires culture change, not just diversity, advocates say

As demonstrations against police brutality and racism continue in the US and in other parts of the world, people who work with police departments to address biases and build ties with communities of color are questioning the effectiveness of their work. The World looks at the San Jose Police Department, which, despite its diversity, was criticized for its response to recent protests.

Elections

Voters await clarity on 2020 candidates' immigration platforms

The two remaining major Democratic candidates for president — former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont — are largely sticking to similar talking points, saying they’ll start reversing on day one what the Trump administration has done. But people who’ve been working on immigration for years also want to hear what a Democratic president would do on day two — beyond reversing Trump’s policies.

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