Benjamin Ortiz is an assistant professor of journalism at Harry Truman College, Chicago. Ortiz attended Loyola University Chicago, where he earned an honors degree in the study of English Literature and Philosophy.
After graduate study at Stanford University, he worked as a journalist, performance poet, and non-profit arts organizer in San Antonio and Chicago. Benjamin currently teaches full-time at Truman College. His areas of focus include composition, creative writing, journalism, and literature. An active journalist, Benjamin writes for the Chicago Tribune and Café Latino Lifestyle Magazine, regularly contributing articles on music, the arts, and culture. He also has participated in a professors’ radio discussion and performed a news round-up on VOCALO Chicago public radio (89.5 FM).