Faculty - History, Pleasant Hill Campus
Mickey Huff is currently professor of social science and history at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he is cochair of the history department. He teaches courses on modern US history; Critical Reasoning in History; Money Power and Politics; and American Popular Culture. He is also the current director of Project Censored, founded in 1976, and president of the nonprofit Media Freedom Foundation (www.projectcensored.org). To date, he has edited or coedited ten volumes of Censored (published by Seven Stories Press in NY) and contributed numerous chapters to these works dating back to 2008. His most recent book, edited with Andy Lee Roth, is Censored 2019: Fighting the Fake News Invasion. Additionally, he has coauthored several chapters on media and propaganda for many other scholarly publications. He is also a lecturer in communications at California State University, East Bay, and has taught sociology of media at Sonoma State University. Huff is cohost with former Project Censored director Peter Phillips of The Project Censored Show, the weekly syndicated public affairs program they founded in 2010, which originates from the historic studios of KPFA Pacifica Radio in Berkeley CA, and airs on over 40 stations around the US and is also a podcast online.
Huff sits on the advisory board for the Media Literacy and Digital Culture graduate program at Sacred Heart University in CT, and serves on the editorial board for the journal Secrecy and Society. For the past several years, Huff has worked with the national outreach committee of Banned Books Week, working with the American Library Association and the National Coalition Against Censorship, of which Project Censored is a member. He is a co-founding member of the Global Critical Media Literacy Project (www.gcml.org) and he also represents Project Censored as one of the cosponsoring organizations for the National Whistleblowers Summit held annually in Washington DC. More recently, he became the critical media literacy consultant for a new educational Internet start-up, Tribeworthy.com, which is a crowd contested media interactive online platform that allows users to rate news articles and sources for trustworthiness using critical media literacy skills. He has been interviewed by numerous media outlets around the world regarding critical media literacy, propaganda, and censorship issues as well as contemporary historiography and is a regularly invited public speaker on these issues at venues around the US. He is a longtime musician and composer and lives with his family in Northern California.