About

Writer, historian, Baltimore resident.

I study the history of knowledge-making and mystery in the human sciences. My first book, Common Phantoms: An American History of Psychic Science, is forthcoming from Stanford University Press in July, 2019. The book explores questions of faith and doubt, orthodoxy and marginality that underpin the field of parapsychology. Other writing, scholarly and journalistic, also traces efforts to understand the unknown — often in amateur, fringe, and ‘para’-sciences.

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