Media

From the very beginning of my graduate fieldwork, I found it both useful and important to collaborate with the media. Back in 2012, I wrote a small piece on the perils and possibilities of collaborating with journalists. Since then my research has been featured in video, audio, print, and online news media across four continents. Below are some highlights.

Some early thoughts on the history and future of science infrastructure 

Vice Motherboard, 13 January, 2017

For a more in depth take on this research see Michelle Murphy and my interview on the Cultures of Energy Podcast.  This work is regularly featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times and The Guardian.

The FEMA trailers, ten years and thousands of miles later.

Grist, 27 August, 2015

I reported and co-produced this 19-minute documentary on my research, the video was directed by Mariel Carr.

http://assets.grist.org/article/people-are-still-living-in-femas-toxic-katrina-trailers-and-they-likely-have-no-idea/index.html

Bard College program brings university seminars to New Orleans high schools

New Orleans’ The Times-Picayune, May 08, 2011

I had the very good fortune of teaching free college-credit-bearing courses in New Orleans public schools through the Bard Early College New Orleans for three semesters while conducting my graduate fieldwork. Here’s a link to the story.

When Your Car Has that New-Car Smell, It’s Luxurious. When Your House Does, It Can Kill You.

The New Republic, March 10, 2014

Alice Robb interviewed me about “the new car smell.” The headline hits a bit hard but the interview was fun.

Despite health fears, trailers are housing disaster victims

The Lens, May 19, 2011

Over the course of a year I teamed up with Ariella Cohen to dig deeper into the issue of quasi-legally resold FEMA trailers circulating across the Gulf Coast. Here is the first story, which landed her the New Orleans Press Club Best Investigative Story in Print award, and here is a second story that was syndicated on NPR.

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