My research on the history of eugenics, genetics, and reproductive health has been featured by a wide range of media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Slate, Daily Beast, Huffington Post, KPFA, KGO, NPR, Reuters, BBC, Pacific Standard, New York Times, and the Detroit News.
Recent Interviews, Op-Eds, and Citations
Press Play, KCRW, July 17, 2019
“The Evolution of the Alt-Right in America"
Newsweek, May 31, 2019
"Clarence Thomas' Linking of Abortion to Eugenics is as Inaccurate as it is Dangerous"
Washington Post, May 30, 2019
"Clarence Thomas tried to link abortion to eugenics. Seven historians told The Post he's wrong"
Smithsonian.com, January 17, 2019
"‘Better Babies’ Contests Pushed for Much-Needed Infant Health but Also Played Into the Eugenics Movement"
KBIA Radio, October 25, 2018
“Japan, U.S. Face Legacies of Forced Sterilization,”
Inside Higher Education, September 20, 2018
"Pioneering Eugenics in 2018?"
lohud, Journal News, USA Today, March 16, 2017
"Birth of the Genetic Counselor: 'Prescient' Melissa Richter"
WNPR, Connecticut, January 31, 2017
"The Dark (and Not so Ancient) History of American Eugenics"
Los Angeles Times: January 21, 2017
"California needs to do more than apologize to the people it sterilized"
Atlantic: January 3, 2017 https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/01/california-sterilization-records/511718/
New York Times" December 20, 2016
"California Today: Wrestling with a History of Eugenics"
NPR Weekend Edition, December 18, 2016
"On A 'Eugenics Registry,' A Record Of California's Thousands Of Sterilizations"
Reuters, December 6, 2016
"Historians Seek Reparations for Californians forcibly sterilized"