Mickey S. Huff, Associate Professor of History

First name: Mickey
Last name: Huff
Title: Instructor
Department: Social Science (History)
Description: Faculty
Email: MHuff@dvc.edu
Office: FO-255
Campus: Pleasant Hill
Extension: 2861
Mickey S. Huff

Mickey S. Huff is Associate Professor of History at Diablo Valley College; Associate Director of the Media Freedom Foundation and Project Censored, projectcensored.org, which was the recipient of the 2008 PEN Oakland National Literary Censorship Award; is Media Freedom International's College and University Affiliates Coordinator working in conjunction with Project Censored; a former Adjunct Lecturer in Sociology at Sonoma State University; and the previous Co-Director of the alternative public opinion research agency Retropoll, retropoll.org, in Berkeley, CA.

Mickey has been interviewed by many radio stations and news sources throughout the country, including NPR, Air America, Pacifica, Republic Broadcasting, The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, New Standard News, and others, and has been published on numerous media and news websites from Global Research and Counterpunch to Z Mag and even a few corporate media outlets (which he routinely critiques). He teaches courses in U.S. Media History, Sociology of Media and Censorship, Propaganda and Media Studies, Critical Thinking concerning 9/11 and American Empire, and Popular Culture. Mickey designed and teaches classes on "History of U.S. Media" at Berkeley City College, Critical Reasoning in History, "America, 9/11, and the War on Terror: Media Myth Making and the Propaganda of Historical Construction," and "American Popular Culture and Mass Media in Historical Perspectives" at DVC and other colleges in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Mickey has co-organized and presented at numerous national academic conferences on media and recent historical events, including in Santa Cruz, Minneapolis, and Sonoma on Truth Emergency and Media Reform issues in 2008 (see truthemergency.us). He has also given many public addresses at colleges, community halls, and bookstores across the US on media censorship and American history. He was the host of the Modern Media Censorship Lecture Series at Sonoma State University fall of 2008.  In spring 2009 was the Visiting Scholar for the Academic Library at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln where he sat on a panel and gave a keynote address on media censorship and democracy.

Mickey has been published most recently in "Censored 2009" from Seven Stories Press, co-authoring "Media Reform Meets Truth Emergency" and "Deconstructing Deceit: 9/11, the Media, and Myth Information." Mickey is currently working on writing and editing the "Censored 2010" volume with Dr. Peter Phillips to be published in fall 2009 and is working on several articles on the truth emergency, post-9/11 propaganda studies, and collective memory. He is also planning a a new senior seminar course in Communications at St. Mary's College in Moraga, CA on the culture of censorship in America offered spring of 2010.  When he has time, he blogs at mythinfo.blogspot.com and dailycensored.com.  Mickey is also a musician and composer of over 20 years and lives with his family just outside Berkeley, CA.


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