My name is Jesse Singal, and I’m a Brooklyn-based journalist. I’m currently writing a book about social science, social justice, and the replication crisis for Farrar, Straus and Giroux (it’s due out…. not sure). I’m also a contributing writer at New York Magazine, where I was previously editor of the behavioral-science vertical Science of Us, and then a writer-at-large covering everything from social science to politics to weird internet lingo involving staple crops. Before that I was a Bosch Fellow in Berlin and got a Master’s in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Policy, where I studied inequality in America and how to fix it (totally worked). My work has appeared in The New York Times, Slate, The Boston Globe, The Daily Beast, and other outlets.
As of today, December 1st, 2017, this site is pretty out of date. I’ll clean it up at some point, but for now you can read most of my recent work on my NY Mag archive page, including my long investigative stories about the controversial ethnographer Alice Goffman, the fired sex researcher and gender-identity clinician Kenneth Zucker, the alleged data fraudster Michael Lacour, the statistically troubled implicit association test, and the time the chair of psychiatry at the University of Maryland threatened to sue me for asking questions about his side business selling supposedly brain-enhancing “tonics.”
Questions/tips/critiques/comments/compliments about my super slick shirt in that there photo can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. I welcome most emails, but given the subject of my book I’m particularly keen on hearing from social scientists concerned about replication-crisis issues. Oh, and I have a Medium account that I’ve made almost zero use of up to now but may become more active on at some point. Thanks!