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School of Communication

Julia Lieblich


Julia Lieblich
Title: Assistant Professor-Specialized Journalism
Office #: School of Communication 209
Phone: 312.915.7731
E-mail: jliebl1@luc.edu

Veteran journalist Julia Lieblich specializes in covering human rights. An assistant professor of specialized journalism, she joined the Loyola faculty in the fall of 2006. She teaches Human Rights Reporting, Social Justice Communication, Historical and Critical Issues in Journalism and Critical Ethnography.

‌Lieblich began her career writing for Fortune magazine. After earning a master’s degree in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School, she went on to become the religion writer for the Associated Press, and later the Chicago Tribune.

Her new book, Wounded I Am More Awake: Finding Meaning After Terror, co-authored with Esad Boskailo, was published in April, 2012 by Vanderbilt University Press. Lieblich tells the story of a Bosnian concentration camp survivor who becomes a psychiatrist so he can help other survivors of ‌trauma heal and find meaning.

In the 1980s, Lieblich wrote a New York Times Magazine cover story about Roman Catholic contemplative nuns, which led to the publication of Sisters: Lives of Devotion Defiance by Ballantine Books. Lieblich’s articles have all appeared in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Time, Life, and Ms.

An Ochberg fellow with Columbia University’s Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, she is also a board member of the DartSociety. She was a fellow at Northwestern Law School’s Center for International Human Rights.

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