is professor of psychology at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. His latest book (with Elizabeth Fishel), Getting to 30: A Parent’s Guide to the 20-Something Years, will be published in May 2014.
is a writer and cultural anthropologist. Born in Cuba, she was raised in New York, and is now a professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Her latest book is Traveling Heavy: A Memoir in Between Journeys (2013).
is a writer who is still confused about whether aliens exist. Her first book, The Misfit Economy, co-authored with Kyra Maya Phillips, will be published by Simon & Schuster this year. She lives in Berlin.
is a novelist and writer. From 2008 to 2010, he helped run the My Life Is a Story campaign for UNESCO to raise awareness about street children. He edited Outsiders (2013), a collection by Italian authors.
writes about science, medicine and health. She is a contributing editor for Discover magazine, a teacher on the writer’s programme at UCLA, and the author of Fevered: Why a Hotter Planet Will Hurt Our Health (2013).
is a freelance journalist, author, essayist and fiction writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Discover, and New Scientist, among others. Her latest book is The Soil Will Save Us (2014). She lives in Portland, Oregon.
is Professor of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Connecticut, Research Fellow in Anthropology at the University of Oxford and Vice-President of the Evolution Institute. He wrote War and Peace and War: the Rise and Fall of Empires (2007).
wrote Out Of It: A Cultural History of Intoxication: A Natural History of Human Emotions and the forthcoming In The Realm of the Senses: A Materialist Theory of Seeing and Feeling. He also writes on food.