Christopher Shea, a Washington-based writer and editor, is currently an assistant editor in the Outlook section of the Washington Post. Before that he ran the Perspectives section at Vox; he was the founding editor of Vox’s The Big Idea.

From Sept. 2010 to Aug. 2012, he wrote the Ideas Market blog and Week in Ideas column for the Wall Street Journal Review. From 2002 to 2010 he was a columnist and blogger for the Boston Globe Ideas section. He has freelanced for the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, Lingua Franca and The Chronicle of Higher Education (where he was on staff from 1992 to 1998), among other publications.

He has also written for the NPR classical-music show “Performance Today,” served as a senior editor for the website, and ghostwritten for the head of a major cultural institution in D.C.

He can be reached at cshea2[at] and on Twitter: @cshea4.