Ruxandra Guidi

Assistant Professor of Practice

Ruxandra is an assistant professor of practice and assistant director of the Bilingual Journalism Program at the University of Arizona’s School of Journalism, where she teaches audio storytelling, feature writing and freelancing. She grew up in Venezuela and has been a freelance journalist, editor and teacher for two decades, both in the U.S. and throughout Latin America. Guidi specializes in magazine writing, audio reporting and podcasting, and has contributed to High Country News, The Atlantic, Pacific Standard, BBC’s The World, Latino USA, The Guardian and NPR. She is the president of the board of Homelands Productions, a journalism nonprofit cooperative founded in 1989, and a regular contributor to the nonprofit magazine High Country News. In 2018, she was awarded the Susan Tifft Fellowship for women in documentary and journalism by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Since 2005 she has also collaborated regularly with her husband, photographer Bear Guerra, under the name Fonografia Collective, focusing on “empathetic and culturally sensitive documentary storytelling about everyday people around the world.”