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Director, Center for Media and Citizenship

Siva Vaidhyanathan


Paul Reyes

Executive Editor

Allison Wright

Graphic Designer

Jenn Boggs

Science Editor

Robin Marantz Henig

Senior Editorial Assistant

Caitlin Fitzpatrick

Editorial Assistant

Natasha Oladokun

Editorial Interns

Hailey Ross
Nora Walls
Courtney Zerrenner

Editors at Large

Alexander Chee
Ram Devineni
Leslie Jamison

Contributing Editors

Tom Bissell
David Caplan
Julia Cooke
Kwame Dawes
Jesse Dukes
Helon Habila
Dimiter Kenarov
Garret Keizer
Lauren Markham
Jason Motlagh
Louie Palu
Delphine Schrank
Jeff Sharlet
Neil Shea
Natasha Trethewey
Lawrence Weschler
Elliott D. Woods
Kevin Young

Advisory Board

Marie Arana
Larry Bridges
Jon Fine
David Griffin
Joe Hutchinson
Jay Morse
Amy O’Leary

Manuscript Readers

Chanda Feldman
Reed Johnson
Christian Keifer
Jacqui Shine


The Virginia Quarterly Review is a publication of the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia, and is published quarterly in Charlottesville, Virginia.

VQR is indexed or abstracted in EBSCO, ProQuest, Project MUSE, and Thomson Reuters databases.

The full text of VQR is available in the electronic versions of the Humanities Index and Humanities International Complete.

VQR does not assume responsibility for the views expressed by its contributors.

ISSN 0042-675X (print)
ISSN 2154-6932 (online)