“Galway Kinnell, a Poet for Vermont, and for Us,” Princeton Alumni Weekly, February 4, 2015.

“Can Split-Second Micro-Expressions Help Employers Hire Smarter?” New York Magazine’s Science of Us, January 15, 2015.

“New Rules for Human-Subject Research Are Delayed and Debated,” Chronicle, November 3, 2014.

“LED Lights Are a ‘Transformative Technology’ in the Developing World,” NPR, Oct. 13, 2014.

“The Liar’s ‘Tell': Is the Psychologist Paul Ekman Telling the Truth?” Chronicle of Higher Education, October 10, 2014.

“Controversy Heats Up Over Exclusionary Campus Groups,” Chronicle of HIgher Education, October 6, 2014.

“Did the Vikings Get a Bum Rap? A Yale Historian Wants Us to Rethink the Terrible Tales About the Norse,” National Geographic, September 26, 2014.

Illustration by Tom Lovell

Illustration by Tom Lovell

“Nobel Peace Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus: Be A Go-Getter, Not A Job Getter,” NPR, Sept. 23, 2014.

“Ebola Battlers Can Learn From Venice’s Response To Black Death,” NPR, Sept. 20, 2014.

“Need for Speed: The Night I Raced Away From Washington’s Hellish Traffic” (a humbling night at Summit Point Motorsports Park), Washingtonian, June 2014.

Illustration by Ryan Inzana:

Illustration by Ryan Inzana:

“Beyond Belief: The Limits of Religious Tolerance” (on the legal debate over religious exemptions from laws), Chronicle of Higher Education, June 9, 2014.

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Getty Images

“An African-American studies professor’s bleak postwar Germany,” Boston Globe, May 2014. Interview with Harvard’s Werner Sollors.

“The New Academic Celebrity: Why a Different Kind of Scholar—and Idea—Hits it Big Today,” Chronicle Review (cover), April 14, 2014.

Matt Roth for the Chronicle Review

Matt Roth for the Chronicle Review

“Text Me, Ishmael: Reading ‘Moby Dick’ in Emoji,” Smithsonian, March 2014.

“Rutgers University Suspends Noted Anthropologist,” Chronicle of Higher Education, February 10, 2014. [paywall; pdf]

“Lives: Penn Townsend Kimball, Princeton ’37: Falsely Accused, He Sought to Clear His Name,” Princeton Alumni Weekly, Feb. 5, 2014.

“Boycott Debate is Symptom of Broader Shift in American Studies,” Chronicle of Higher Education, January 27, 2014. [paywall; pdf]

“Thinking Big: Erez Aiden slaloms between the sciences and the humanities, inspiring both awe and skepticism,” Chronicle Review, January 17, 2014.

“A Hub in China: Princeton to open new center in Beijing amid concerns over intellectual freedom,” Princeton Alumni Weekly, Dec. 4, 2013.

“Librarians Accuse Harvard Business Publishing of Unfair Prices,” Chronicle of Higher Education, November 12, 2013.

“To Avoid Tyranny of the Majority? Sell Votes, Economist Says,” Chronicle of Higher Education, October 28, 2013.

“Stanley Milgram and the Uncertainty of Evil: The Psychologist’s Famous Findings About Human Nature Have Haunted Us for 50 Years. But Can We Trust Them?” Boston Globe, Ideas, Sept. 29, 2013. 4047282-3x2-340x227 “Searching for Palestine, and Herself: In the Shadow of Her Father, Najla Said Forges Her Own Identity,” Princeton Alumni Weekly, September 18, 2013.

“Watch What You Think. Others Can.” (On Brain Scans and the Constitution.) Chronicle Review, September 16, 2013.Brain.Scans.illustration2 “The Young Wellesley Professor Who Invented Contemporary Art: How One Seminar in the Boston Suburbs Helped Transform American Culture,” Boston Globe, July 28, 2013.

Sidebar: “When Modern and Contemporary Art Broke Up: The Boston Manifesto That Gave the ICA its Name.” Modern.Art.Illustration2 “Can a Historian Lead Berkeley’s Anthropologists? Department Is Split Over an Interim Chair,” Chronicle of Higher Education, May 31, 2013.

“Prominent Scholar Was Banned From Campus: In fracas over charges of fraud, the accuser was penalized for threatening behavior,” Chronicle of Higher Education, May 3, 2013.

“A Radical Anthropologist Finds Himself in Academic ‘Exile,'” Chronicle of Higher Education, April 15, 2013. Why can’t David Graeber get a job in the States? (Paywall. pdf)

“The White House ‘Nudger’ Goes Back to Harvard,” Chronicle, March 25, 2013. Cass Sunstein reflects on his time as Obama’s regulatory ‘czar.'”

“How We’re Scaring Students Away From Loans,” Washington Post, March 21, 2013.

“Is Scientific Truth Always Beautiful?” Chronicle, January 28, 2013.

“Warfare Under the Radar,” Princeton Alumni Weekly, Dec. 12, 2012. Drone warfare and a growing civilian-military divide make war too easy, argues Brookings scholar Peter W. Singer.

“The Welfare State’s Secret Weapon: How disaster relief, from the New Deal to Hurricane Sandy, has spurred positive views of government,” Chronicle, Dec. 3, 2012.

“The Data Vigilante,” The Atlantic, December 2012. Sketch of a Penn psychologist who has been campaigning against sloppy statistical “findings.”

“IQ Wars Continue With Battles Over New Puzzles: A pioneering scholar poses more challenges to the validity of intelligence tests,” Chronicle, October 29, 2012.

“Why Power Corrupts,” Smithsonian, October 2012. New research suggests that power brings out the best in some people and the worst in others.

“When One Biographer ‘Borrows’ From Another, the Dispute Gets Philosophical,” Chronicle, July 9, 2012.

“The New Science of the Birth and Death of Words,” March 16, 2012, Wall Street Journal Review.

“The New Tastemakers,” Princeton Alumni Weekly, January 18, 2012. Book-review sections are dying. What’s taking their place?

“Thinking, Fast and Slow,” Washington Post, Dec. 16, 2011 — a review of the new book by the influential psychologist Daniel Kahneman, December 16, 2011.

“Fraud Scandal Fuels Debate Over Practices of Social Psychology,” Chronicle, Nov. 13, 2011. [pdf]