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Matt Lord

Matt Lord is Senior Editor at Boston Review. A first-generation college student, he studied literature, mathematics, and philosophy at MIT and Harvard.

Beyond his magazine editing, he has edited four books of nonfiction—most recently Thinking in a Pandemic: The Crisis of Science and Policy in the Age of COVID-19, co-published with Verso Books—and co-edited a chapbook of poetry. He has also worked as a researcher in biomedical engineering, molecular immunology, cognitive neuroscience, and natural language processing at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, and MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

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COVID-19 is not just a public health crisis. It is also a crisis of public reason.

Matt Lord

Are scientists more virtuous than the rest of us? Can religion and science be happily reconciled?

Matt Lord

“I was a teenager back then, pregnant and desperate. Too terrified to make the midnight trip to the back alley.”

Matt Lord

A close look at the legacy of trickle-down taxation.

Matt Lord

American politics has seen the fiercest resurgence of left-liberal conflict since the 1960s.

Matt Lord