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Karen Jeanne Coates

Karen Jeanne Coates, American journalist, educator. Nominee Pushcart prize, 2006; recipient award, William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Council for Wisconsin Writers, Willamette Writers, Quincy Writers Guild, Society Professional Journalists; fellow, Oregon Global Graduates, 1996; Oregon Literary fellow, Oregon Literary Arts, Inc., 2000.


  • Coates, Karen Jeanne was born on August 7, 1971 in Racine, Wisconsin, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Journalism Anthropology, University Montana, 1993. Master of Science in Journalism, Anthropology, International Studies, University Oregon, 1997.


    • Freelance writer, Thailand, since 1993. Correspondent Gourmet Magazine, 2005. Editorial assistant, consultant Women of Vietnam Review, Hanoi, 1996.

      Copy editor, weekend edition editor The Cambodia Daily, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 1998-1999. Fellow, guest speaker Poynter Institute Media Studies, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1993-1994. Keynote speaker University Idaho Asian Conference, 2001.

      Instructor Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, 2000-2001. Classroom editor Indochina Media Memorial Foundation, 2005, 06.


    • Cambodia Now: Life In the Wake of War
    • Cambodia has never recovered from its Khmer Rouge past - the genocidal regime of 1975-1979 and the following two decades of civil war ripped the country apart.
    • Author: Cambodia Now: Life in the Wake of War, 2005 (August Derleth award for book-length nonfiction, 2005). Contributor articles to professional journals.
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    Born August 7, 1971
    (age 46)
    • 1993
      University Montana
    • 1997
    • 1993
      Freelance writer
    • 2005
      correspondent Gourmet Magazine