In 2013 I contributed an article to the first issue of a startup magazine, Telling. The article discusses my experience being threatened with imprisonment while conducting research on political corruption in Zambia.
Mzungu: How to escape a hostage situation— and be the ideal Zambian guest
From 2005–2006 I was a staff writer and editorial assistant at The Christian Science Monitor. Below are a few of my articles.
Why emails are so easily misunderstood. This piece on the psychology of email communication was picked up by USA Today, NPR, and a variety of websites, making it our most-read feature article of the year.
An ‘island in the sky’ shelters new life. Bruce Beehler, leader of an expedition that discovered 40 new species in the Foja Mountains of New Guinea, describes the area as a natural experiment in evolution.
1,000 Days in Iraq A stats page for “Backstory,” the section I was hired to help launch.
From 2002-2004 I was National Editor of the Berkeley Political Review, a non-partisan quarterly magazine. BPR was a successful startup publication with a broad reach—our work was covered on CNN and in newspapers like the Chicago Tribune, and we won awards for our political analysis. In addition to editing, I occasionally contributed viewpoint articles. Here are two of those articles.
2004: Separating Sacrament from Civil Right
2002: Attacking First to Keep the Peace? Bush’s National Security Strategy