Antonia Juhasz is a leading energy analyst, author, and investigative journalist specializing in oil. Her investigations have taken her a mile below the ocean surface in the Gulf of Mexico to the rainforests of the Ecuadoran Amazon, from the deserts of Afghanistan to the fracking fields of North Dakota, from the Alaskan Arctic to the oiled beaches of Santa Barbara, and many more places in between.
Juhasz has been more recently been reporting from Standing Rock on the Dakota Access Pipeline for Pacific Standard Magazine and Grist. She also just completed a series of six articles for Newsweek on the UN Paris climate talks, reporting from Alaska, North Dakota and Paris.
An award-winning writer, her articles - including several cover stories - have appeared in Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Harper's Magazine, The Atlantic, CNN.com, The Nation, Ms., The Advocate, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, among numerous others.
An acclaimed public speaker, Juhasz can convey seemingly complex information in a way that's easy to understand and motivational to hear. Over the past two decades, she has spoken on dozens of university and college campuses including American University, Boston University, Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, Georgetown University Graduate Public Policy Institute, London School of Economics, McMaster University, Rutgers University, Stony Brook University, University of Alaska at Fairbanks and Juneau, University of British Columbia, University of California at Berkeley, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz, University of Chicago, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of San Francisco, and the University of Texas at Austin, Dallas and Houston.
Juhasz is the author of three books:
• Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill (Wiley 2011), a searing look at the human face of BP's disaster the Gulf. An in-depth investigation into the causes and consequences of the largest offshore drilling oil spill in world history. It uncovers the public policy choices that enabled the disaster to take place and the obstacles that have prevented the best policy responses from occurring.
• The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry — And What We Must Do To Stop It (HarperCollins 2008)for which she received the 2009 San Francisco Library Laureate Award. Tyranny provides the hardest-hitting exposé of the oil industry in decades, answering today's most pressing energy questions. Juhasz blends history, original investigative research and reporting, candid interviews with key insiders, and a unique focus on activism with a host of real-world policy solutions.
• The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time (HarperCollins 2006) which exposes the Bush administration's use of corporate globalization policy as a weapon of war. Juhasz uncovers the history and key role of U.S. corporations in the creation of the Bush agenda, focusing on Bechtel, Lockheed Martin, Chevron, and Halliburton. Presenting the Iraq War as the most brutal application of the Bush agenda, Juhasz reveals the "oil time-line" driving the war, and the costs and consequences of the administration's attempt to fundamentally transform Iraq's economy. Juhasz concludes with specific achievable alternatives for a more peaceful and sustainable course.
Speaking tours for each of her books has taken Juhasz across the United States as well as to Canada and Great Britain. She has given lectures and papers at conferences, universities and colleges, and other public events in locations as diverse as Bolivia, France, South Africa, Lebanon, Great Britain, Japan, Ireland, Canada, and Mexico.
Juhasz is contributing author to six additional books, including "Spill," in the forthcoming Fueling Culture: Energy, History, Politics; "Oil and Water," in Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas; "Global Uprising: The Web of Resistance," in A Game as Old as Empire: The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption; and a contributing author to Alternatives to Economic Globalization: a Better World is Possible.
Juhasz is a frequent media commentator. She was featured in the CNBC documentary, "The Hunt for Black Gold," and has appeared on numerous international, national and local TV and radio programs, including CNBC Kudlow & Company, MSNBC Dayside, NBC Today, BBC Breakfast and World News, Fox Business Hour with Neil P. Cavuto, Fox Hannity & Colmes, C-Span Book-TV and Washington Journal, Democracy Now!, GritTV, CCTV-America, Al Jazeera International, Link TV, and regional, state, and local television news programs for Fox, ABC, CBS, and NBC, among others.
Her Harper's Magazine feature article, "30 Million Gallons Under the Sea," was a finalist for the 2015 Reed Environmental Writing Award and appears in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016 Anthology by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Her Advocate Magazine cover article,"What's Wrong with Exxon?" was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award, Outstanding Magazine Article 2013. Juhasz is the lead author and editor of the 2010 edition of The True Cost of Chevron: An Alternative Annual Report for which she received a 2010 Project Censored Award.
She has provided testimony at hearings before the United States Congress and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development as well as at public fora such as the New York Session of the World Tribunal on Iraq, Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan, and the Citizen’s Hearing on the Legality of U.S. Actions in Iraq.
Juhasz was a 2012-2013 Investigative Journalism Fellow at the Investigative Reporting Program, a working news room at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. She traveled to Afghanistan and Tajikistan, investigating the role of oil and natural gas in the Afghan war. Juhasz is an associate fellow with the Institute for Policy Studies and was a senior policy analyst for Foreign Policy In Focus. She is on the National Advisory Committee of Iraq Veterans Against the War and on the Board of Directors of Coffee Strong.
She holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University and a Bachelors Degree in Public Policy from Brown University. She is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.