Ben Merriman


Sep 15

Essay on Gene Copyright at Democracy

My essay on copyright for human genes is now up at Democracy:

Jul 6

New Essay up at Better: Culture and Lit

My essay, “BRCA1,” is included in issue 5 of Better: Culture and Lit:

Jun 30

Essay on Social Science Funding at the Chronicle of Higher Education

My essay on government support for the social sciences, “Why Doubt is a Scientific Virtue Worth Supporting,” is now up at the Chronicle of Higher Education website:

Jun 25

New Issue of The Lifted Brow Digital

My short essay “Cantrell” appears in the latest digital edition of The Lifted Brow:

Jun 24

Upcoming Presentation at SSHA

I’ll be presenting my paper, “Hard Right Turn: The Conservative Takeover of Kansas State Politics,” at the Social Science History Association Annual Meeting in Toronto this November:

May 19

Essay on gun violence at Massachusetts Review

My essay on concealed carry and gun violence in Chicago, “Guns Kill People,” is now up on the Massachusetts Review website.

May 16

"In Transit" in minnesota review #82

Issue #82 of minnesota review, which includes my story “In Transit,” is out now:

May 1

"Dead Prussians" at DIAGRAM

Issue 14.2 of DIAGRAM is up now. It includes my text, “Dead Prussians,” as well as lots of other good stuff:

Apr 14

Duels at Yale

Yale’s Center for Cultural Sociology has included my paper on duels in their series of working papers: 

Apr 6

Presentation at CITASA Symposium

This August I will present at the CITASA Symposium on New Media Cultures. The symposium will be in Berkeley, CA on August 15. My paper is titled “Explaining Early Career Gender Inequality in Literary Publishing.”

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