About Kevin Farkas

Kevin Farkas is founder and director of The Social Voice Project and the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative.  He has produced hundreds of oral history interviews and creative multimedia projects, including audiobooks, short stories, magazines, podcasts, and radio dramas.

As an audiographer, he has worked with award-winning television producer Regis Bobonis, Sr., nationally recognized author Ceane O-Hanlon-Lincoln, and StoryCorps–the nationally broadcast oral history organization featured on National Public Radio. Kevin has also received international recognition from Ian Kath, one of Australia’s leading life-story media producers.

Kevin served in the US Navy aboard the USS Saratoga (CV-60) and then hiked the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.  After graduating summa cum laude from New Mexico Highlands University, where he received degrees in English (Language, Rhetoric, and Composition), Kevin taught in universities throughout the US and the Navajo Nation.  His doctoral research studies at the Pennsylvania State University included sociolinguistics, ethnography of literacy, and critical pedagogy.  Kevin lives in Beaver County, Pennsylvania.