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Senior Lecturer of Rhetoric, Boston University

Joelle has a wide breadth of experience writing, teaching, and speaking about robots and AI. She writes science/tech pieces for the Daily Beast, Slate, Undark, Aeon, New Scientist, Washington Post, and others, and she maintains an award-winning blog, Could This Happen, about the relationship between science and science fiction. She teaches writing and research at Boston University.

Experience

  • 2017–2020
    science writer, Astrobiology Magazine
  • 2011–2020
    science/tech freelancer, Slate
  • 2013–2020
    lecturer of rhetoric, Boston University
  • 2016–2018
    science writer, Daily Beast

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Journalism fellowship in aging
    Role:
    journalist
    Funding Source:
    The Gerontological Society of America
  • 2018
    Artist fellowship
    Role:
    writer
    Funding Source:
    Somerville Arts Council
  • 2015
    Artist fellowship
    Role:
    writer
    Funding Source:
    Somerville Arts Council
  • 2012
    Artist fellowship
    Role:
    writer
    Funding Source:
    Somerville Arts Council

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Science Writers
  • New England Science Writers