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Annalee Newitz

Annalee Newitz is a nationally-known technology and science writer.

She is a contributing editor at Wired, and also writes for Popular Science,,, New Scientist, The Believer, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Her syndicated column Techsploitation deals with all things geeky and runs in newspapers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

In 2002, she won a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship that allowed her to spend a year at MIT doing research. A former policy analyst at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, she is also a strong supporter of alternative media. For four years she was the culture editor at the San Francisco Bay Guardian, one of the nation's last independent weekly newspapers, and is currently the editor of indie magazine other (

In 1992 she helped to found Bad Subjects (, the first leftist magazine available online. She is the author of Pretend We're Dead: Capitalist Monsters in American Pop Culture (Duke University Press); and the editor of three anthologies, She is Such a Geek (Seal Press), The Bad Subjects Anthology (New York University Press), and White Trash (Routledge Press). Annalee has discussed her work on CNN, NPR, CBS, the Discovery Channel, the BBC and the CBC, as well as in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

She holds a Ph.D. in English and American Studies from UC Berkeley.

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