I study nuclear research ethnographically and historically: how do researchers and communities make sense of their work relative to long time horizons and uncertain outcomes? I started writing these texts — two pieces of creative non-fiction and one poem — after a conversation about the ways that my interlocutors engage…


The cover of the most recent edition (from Penguin Random House)

Last week I was zooming with my mentor and, at one point during the conversation, we discussed my recent realization that I don’t fit into the gender binary. I’ve come to understand myself as non-binary (“enby”) or genderqueer (see https://pflag.org/glossary for more info). As often happens, our conversation also touched…

Taylor Parrott

ex-academic (physics -> science history/policy) working in harm reduction. they/them

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