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 Movement, a 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 Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New Republic, M.I.T. Technology Review, The Hedgehog Review, The American Historical Review, Democracy Journal, Prospect, 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.
Ms. Rosen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In The New Atlantis
What is lost in the switch from paper to pixel?
How intentional self-distraction hurts us
Commerce, Community, and Crime on Craigslist
New Views of Nascent Life
What Children Learn from Their Robo-Toys
The Latest Angst About Women in Science
What memoirs tell us — and what they don’t
Why luxury appliances won't bring domestic happiness
On the state of conversation and community in the wireless age
On the meaning of being born, not incubated
On Orthodox matchmakers, IVF clinics, and genetic testing
On the uses and dangers of genetic fingerprints