Senior Editor

Christine Rosen

Christine Rosen is a senior editor of The New Atlantis, where she writes about the social and cultural impact of technology, as well as bioethics and the history of genetics. She is senior writer at Commentary magazine and chair of the Colloquy on Knowledge, Technology & Culture at the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Virginia. She is a former Future Tense Fellow at the New America Foundation and was for many years a fellow at the Ethics & Public Policy Center and an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. 

Ms. Rosen’s past books have included Preaching Eugenics: Religious Leaders and the American Eugenics Movementa history of the ethical and religious debates surrounding the eugenics movement in the United States (Oxford University Press, 2004) and My Fundamentalist Education, the story of a Christian fundamentalist school in Florida (PublicAffairs, 2005). Her forthcoming book, The Extinction of Experience, will be published by W. W. Norton and explores the many ways our engagement with technology has transformed our behavior and our understanding of what it means to be human.

Ms. Rosen’s essays and reviews have appeared in publications such as The New York Times MagazineThe Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostThe New RepublicM.I.T. Technology ReviewThe Hedgehog ReviewThe American Historical ReviewDemocracy JournalProspect, and The New England Journal of Medicine. She holds a Ph.D. in History from Emory University. She lives with her children in Washington, D.C.

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