I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University who writes about science and society.

My work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Slate, Esquire, Playboy, and The Nation, among others.

My work has been featured by MSNBC's The Cycle, NPR's Tell Me More, BET, Ebony, The Verge, ThinkProgress, The Root, Big Think, and other media. I've given talks at Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Yale, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and other universities.

Currently, I work for Transition Magazine at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. In the past, I've been a researcher for Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital Boston, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Law School's Program on Disability, and Stony Brook's HIV Treatment Development Center.

I hold a master's in Religion, Ethics, and Politics from Harvard Divinity School and a BA in Philosophy from Pennsylvania State University.

You can contact me at jsilverstein [at] mail . harvard . edu.

Photo Credit: Lani Thompson
12 December 2012