Héctor Tobar, School of Journalism and Communication

Héctor Tobar

Academic Areas:
Chilean Mining Accident, Copiapó Mining Accident, Immigration, Working Class, Inequality

Héctor Tobar is an expert storyteller and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose work examines the lives of Latin American immigrants, the working class, and inequality. At the University of Oregon, he is an assistant professor of journalism. His book, "Deep, Down, Dark," which chronicles the lives of the thirty-three miners trapped in the San José Mine in Copiapó Chile in 2010, was made into the film "The 33." 

htobar@uoregon.edu | 541-346-2406 | @TobarWriter​


Recent Media:
Latino Americans pity you, President Trump (The New York Times, Feb. 13, 2017)
The Spanish lesson I never got in school (The New York Times, Nov. 15, 2016)
California’s midlife crisis (The New York Times, May 27, 2016)
Latinos’ slow-burn anger (The New York Times, March 9, 2016)
Los Angeles, a city of better angels (The New York Times, Dec. 29, 2015)
What I've learned: Hector Tobar, acclaimed author and journalist (NBC News, Nov. 26, 2015)
Thanksgiving, with or without turkey (The New York Times, Nov. 25, 2015)
Héctor Tobar talks Chilean mine disaster (Santa Barbara Independent, Oct. 29, 2015)
Who’d be a journalist? (The New York Times, Oct. 20, 2015)
Why latino children are scared of Donald Trump (The New York Times, Aug. 18, 2015)
The Sins of Angelenos (The New York Times, May 22, 2015)