New America

Mara Hvistendahl is an Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fellow at New America, a contributing correspondent at Science, and a founding member of the writers’ cooperative Deca. Her first book, Unnatural Selection, a chronicle of the sex trafficking, instability, and other consequences that have resulted from prenatal sex selection around the world, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Hvistendahl’s writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s, The New York Times, Popular Science, Scientific American, Slate, and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. For eight years, she covered science, politics, and other issues from China. She is currently writing a book on an unusual trade secrets case and what it says about the U.S.-China technological relationship, for Riverhead.

Last Updated: June 13, 2017



Do Street Protests Work in China?

Mara Hvistendahl, Benjamin L. Read & more
A rare street protest broke out in China’s biggest city and commercial capital on Saturday night, June 10, when residents of Shanghai marched against new housing rules that some residents claimed have caused the value of their property to plummet...