Selected Work

Speed Kills

Review of Pressed for Time: The Acceleration of Life in Digital Capitalism, by Judy Wajcman

Originally published January 15, 2015 in The Nation

Not long ago, while crashing with my parents for a few days, I had the opportunity to sift through a wicker box stuffed with memorabilia from my youth: cards, letters, notes scribbled furtively in class.

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Fearful Parenting Is Contagious

'On Immunity,' by Eula Biss

Originally published November 6, 2014 in Boston Review

After my daughter was born, whenever I heard about parents who refused vaccines, I’d feel a flare of hostility. Not because I couldn’t relate to them—as an easily spooked new mom, I could relate all too well. No mother is thrilled to see a needle jabbed into her child.

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Endgame?

How the rhetoric of ecoetiquette muddies writing about global warming

Originally published July 1, 2014 in The Nation

If a single book has haunted the environmental movement, it’s The Population Bomb, by Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich.

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How to Solve Climate Change with Cows (Maybe)

Could better grazing patterns be the answer? A sweeping new theory divides the environmental world

Originally published May 4, 2014 in The Boston Globe

In the United States, there is famously little consensus on the topic of climate change. But among the community most concerned about it, certain convictions are widely shared: Fossil fuel emissions deserve nearly all the blame for warming our planet.

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