Joanna is an anthropologist, writer, and editor with an interest in science, emerging technology, religion, and the natural world. Her writing has appeared in Wired and the LA Review of Books. She has a PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology (UC Santa Barbara) in 2018 and an MA in Cultural Studies (the Hebrew University of Jerusalem) in 2007. She was a fellow at the LA Review of Books Publishing Workshop in the summer of 2020.

Among other things, she’s been an on-call researcher for the Exploratorium, a tea-monger at Blue Willow, a communications consultant/anthropologist-in-residence in the early days of MycoWorks, and a researcher at Dovetail Labs. Before graduate school, she was a program manager at the JCCSF.

Joanna is originally from the Detroit metro area. She lives in Oakland, California.