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Brent E. Huffman

Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications

Associate Professor of Documentary Journalism, Filmmaking, International Reporting, Photojournalism and Video Storytelling


Areas of Focus

  • Documentary journalism, filmmaking, documentary ethics and theory, international reporting
  • China's economic development in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Africa
  • International human rights
  • Threat posed by terrorism in China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Africa to cultural heritage


  • Recent documentary "Saving Mes Aynak" is about an ancient archaeological site in Afghanistan threatened by a Chinese state-owned copper mine. The film has won more than 30 major awards and has been broadcast on television in more than 50 countries.¬†
  • Huffman currently¬†is making a documentary examining China's presence in Pakistan.