Channing Gerard Joseph is an award-winning journalist whose career has taken him from the southern tip of Africa to the mountains of rural Japan. His articles have been published by The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Entertainment Weekly, MTV News, and others. He was a fellow of the International Center for Journalists and has received support from the Ford Foundation, the Scripps Howard Foundation, and the Brooks and Joan Fortune Family Foundation. He is a 2019 winner of the Leon Levy Center for Biography Fellowship. He teaches journalism at the University of Southern California.