In 2021 and 2022, I worked as a researcher for Kyle Chayka, who is publishing Filterworld: How Algorithms Flattened Culture, a book about the impact of algorithmic technology on culture. In 2020 and 2021, I worked as a researcher for Kate Julian, who is publishing The Sex Recession, a book about young people’s disengagement with intimacy.
In 2019, I conducted research for Google’s “Start With One” project. I investigated the invention and process stories of the telephone, the typewriter, the email protocol, the optical character recognition (OCR) machine, the curb cut, and closed captioning, in an effort to examine the intersection between disabilities and innovation.
During my staff years at The Atlantic, I routinely conducted in-depth research and background reporting for print cover stories, features, and dispatches. These essays demanded investigative proficiency in a broad range of disciplines, including history, literature, film studies, political science, technology, and psychology.
Some articles I contributed research for include: