University of Texas-San Antonio
John Phillip Santos is a visiting fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies. At the Institute, he works with Global Security Program Director James Der Derian on the Global Media Project. Santos is an author and media producer, most recently as a Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, where he worked on The Farthest Home is in an Empire of Fire (Viking/Penquin, 2005) and the development of Teletopia Labs, a production workshop for documentary media performances. Before that, he held various positions in media, including stints as a producer at CBS and PBS.
Santos received his BA in philosophy and literature from the University of Notre Dame and his MA in English literature and language as a Rhodes Scholar at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University. He is the author of Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation, published by Viking/Penquin in 1999, which was a National Book Award finalist in nonfiction. Santos also was an Emmy nominee in 1988 for “From the AIDS Experience: Part I, Our Spirits to Heal/ Part II, Our Humanity to Heal,” and in 1985 for “Exiles Who Never Leave Home.”