Stephanie Wykstra
Research Consultant and Freelance Writer, Freelance

Stephanie Wykstra is a research consultant and freelance writer based in the New York City area. Her writing has appeared in Slate, Vox and Inside Higher Ed, among others. 

Written by Stephanie Wykstra

US non-profit GiveDirectly provided universal basic income to several villages in the Kisume area of Kenya. The headmaster of this school used his to buy new furniture and books. Photo by Thomas Dworzak/Magnum

Essay/
Poverty and development
What really helps the poor?

It’s difficult to test whether poverty relief actually works. Do randomised controlled trials provide a scientific measure?

Stephanie Wykstra

Photo by Trent Parke/Magnum

Essay/
Knowledge
Out of the armchair

A growing number of philosophers are conducting experiments to test their arguments. Is this the future for philosophy?

Stephanie Wykstra