USC Dornsife College Of Letters Arts and Sciences

University of Southern California

Chris Herlinger is international correspondent for Global Sisters Report, a project of National Catholic Reporter. He covers the work of Catholic sisters internationally and at the United Nations. Herlinger has been a journalist his entire working life, including stints at two Minnesota dailies in the 1980s, and, since 1993, in New York City. Herlinger is the former senior writer for the humanitarian agency Church World Service, and his freelance reporting for Religion News Service has appeared in such publications as The Washington Post and The Christian Century. A graduate of Macalester College, he holds graduate degrees in theology from Union Theological Seminary and international relations from the University of Cambridge. Herlinger is working on a third graduate degree, in creative writing, from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He has also been a Resident Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. Herlinger is the co-author of three books on humanitarian themes — Darfur, Haiti and world hunger — all published by Church Publishing/Seabury. Recent assignments for GSR have taken him to Bangladesh, South Sudan, Haiti, Europe and the Middle East. His reporting has been recognized by the Associated Church Press; Catholic Relief Services (Egan Award); Catholic Press Association; and Religion Communicators Council.

Chris Herlinger