Katherine Rowland

Special guest

I was born in New York, raised in Washington, DC, and before settling in Brooklyn, where I currently live with my husband and two children, spent years in California, Europe, and South America. I hold a masters in sociomedical sciences from Columbia University, where I was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in medical anthropology. I spent a long time believing I wanted to be an academic, before giving myself over to the human stories I most want to tell.

Most recently I was the publisher and executive director of Guernica Magazine. My writing, spanning public health, cultural criticism, and utopias has been published in Nature, the Financial Times, Aeon, the Guardian, Guernica, and Psychology Today, among other outlets. The Pleasure Gap, a product of five years of research and reporting, is my first book.

Katherine Rowland has been a guest on 1 episode.