John Phillip Santos is a widely published author and media producer who has produced documentaries and news programs in sixteen countries for CBS and PBS. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the San Antonio Express-News and numerous other publications in the U.S., Mexico and Europe. Mr. Santos was the first Latino to be elected as a Rhodes Scholar and holds degrees in English Literature and Language from Oxford University, and Philosophy and Literature from the University of Notre Dame. In 2006, he launched the San Antonio-based Ateneo Mestizo, an international interdisciplinary roundtable exploring mestizo identity and consciousness through seminars, public symposia, exhibitions and performance.
Santos was a Visiting Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University, where he co-founded the Global Media Project, teaching a seminar on the history of media and global conflict, and producing documentaries, including “Terror’s Telling Tales,” chronicling the history of terrorist uses of media. Since 2010, he has been University Distinguished Scholar in Mestizo Cultural Studies, teaching in the Honors College at the University of Texas San Antonio.