Brian Nguyen

Brian Nguyen

Research Manager

Brian Nguyen (he/him) is a research manager at the UC Berkeley Human Rights Center and a visual journalist. Through the Human Rights Center Investigations Lab, he teaches and leads teams of Berkeley students in conducting digital investigations. He co-led an open source investigation related to repression in Myanmar for the Associated Press. Nguyen also contributes to Human Rights Center trainings on digital methods for professionals in advocacy, law and journalism. He helped launch new media products at Advance Digital and served as a Miller Fellow with the Human Rights Investigations Lab before his current appointment. Prior to joining the UC Berkeley community, Nguyen worked in the news industry as a photojournalist for newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, and on media innovation for major publishing companies. Nguyen is completing his Master's degree from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, and holds a Bachelor's in international relations from UC Davis.