I’m a senior reporter at The Chronicle of Higher Education, covering research in the humanities and social sciences. I write a mix of short- and long-form articles about people and debates shaping the world of ideas. Recent stories profiled David Brion Davis, a slavery scholar who trained generations of historians; Alice Goffman, an urban ethnographer who studies criminal justice; and Saskia Sassen, an authority on globalization who has confronted her father’s relationship with Adolf Eichmann.
Before moving to the ideas beat, I wrote about technology for The Chronicle, reporting on subjects like distraction, data-mining, online education, digital humanities, privacy and copyright. I co-wrote a report about the Gates Foundation’s influence on higher education, which earned an investigative reporting prize from the Education Writers Association.
Previously I covered religion and higher education for The Times Union newspaper in Albany, N.Y. I studied literature at University of Michigan and journalism at Columbia. I grew up in Queens and Princeton and now live in Washington, D.C.