Eva Hershaw is a researcher, award-winning journalist, and photographer born in Idaho and raised in rural Washington State.


In a 2015 interview with the oldest living WWII veteran, Richard Overton, a 111-year-old Texan. (photo: Steve Moakley)

Over the past 10 years, her work has focused on agriculture, rural development, and environmental justice. Working from Mexico, Brazil, and Texas, she has broken news and written in-depth features for The AtlanticThe Christian Science MonitorAl Jazeera AmericaVICE News, Texas Monthly and The Washington Post.

In 2014, her article “How Male Power Spreads HIV,” published by The Atlantic, won a Gender and Justice Award issued by the Mexican Supreme Court and UN Women. In 2015, she worked as a Food and Journalism Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley, researching the transport of antibiotic resistance from feedlots on the southern Great Plains. The resulting feature, “When the Dust Settles,” was published in the September 2016 issue of Texas Monthly. In 2017 it was awarded the Science in Society Award for regional news from the National Association of Science Writers.

In 2016, Eva was a visiting Fulbright Scholar at the University of Brasília, studying land tenure, food security, foreign agribusiness expansion, and urban migration on the Cerrado highlands.

She is currently based in Italy, where she works on land monitoring with the International Land Coalition.

Find a sample list of publications here.