Contributors

At Erraticus we believe that art, culture, and ideas matter as much as they develop emotional intelligence and empower individuals to live well. Our contributors write to engage with people who have a growth mentality, inspiring them to thrive and nurture emotional intelligence in their communities.

Interested in writing for Erraticus? Learn about our submission process and guidelines. We publish non-fiction articles which take an abstract idea, cultural phenomenon, or new technology, and enlighten readers about the subject while delivering a germ of practical wisdom. Ideas shouldn’t merely be ‘interesting.’

Caitlin Grimes

Caitlin is a photographer, educator, and communication professional. She enjoys writing about rhetoric, history, and philosophy, placing particular significance on human-beings as story-telling animals. She has been published in numerous outlets, both local and national, as well as in a number of academic journals. She currently resides in Raleigh, NC with her dog Marvel.
Cheryl Misak

Cheryl Misak

Cheryl is a professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Cambridge Pragmatism: From Peirce and James to Ramsey and Wittgenstein (2016).

Daniel Winchester

Daniel "Winch" Winchester is a "young professional" working in the non-profit world in Washington, DC. He spends his days developing educational materials on classical liberalism and his nights listening to good music with good friends. His passions include Judaism, Dave Matthews Band, and political philosophy.
Dinsa Sachan

Dinsa Sachan

Dinsa is a science and culture journalist based in New Delhi. Her work has appeared in Discover, The Lancet, and Playboy, among others.
Erin Moore

Erin Moore

Erin is an administrator and instructor at the University of Utah, holding degrees in sociology and international affairs. She writes about gender, religion, art, and history, exploring how individuals exist within and fight against social systems. Her essays have been published in The Exponent and Young Mormon Feminists.

Heather Cazad

Heather is the director of communications and conference planner at Character.org, an education nonprofit in DC. She has served as guest editor for the Journal of Character Education, editor for the Schools of Character Magazine, and manuscript screener in fiction and nonfiction for Autumn House Press. She writes about art, music, and film with regard to how they shape culture. She likes animals and comics and believes people have the capacity to accomplish amazing things.

Jeffrey Howard

Jeffrey is the founder and editor in chief of Erraticus, as well as an educator and former mental health professional. He writes about psychology, religion, and history, emphasizing the roles mythology and narrative play in how we create meaningful lives. He has been published by Valuewalk and the Foundation for Economic Education, and resides in Cascadia.
Jennifer Stitt

Jennifer Stitt

Jennifer is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a historian of modern American thought, culture, and politics. Her research interests range widely and include the history of philosophy, religion, and literature; print and visual cultures; rallies, riots, and revolutions; citizenship and community as well as exclusion and isolation in the American republic; and the transnational trafficking of ideas.
Jim Kozubek

Jim Kozubek

Jim is a science writer and computational biologist based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Time and Scientific American, among others. His latest book is Modern Prometheus: Editing the Human Genome with Crispr-Cas9 (2016).
John Rapley

John Rapley

John is a political economist at the University of Cambridge, as well as a journalist and co-creator of the Caribbean Policy Research Institute in Jamaica. He is the author of Twilight of the Money Gods: Economics as a Religion and How it all Went Wrong (2017).

Joshua R. H. Parsons

Joshua is a peregrine thinker. He has worked in technology and innovation policy at a D.C.-based think tank. Beyond studying economics, urban planning, and violence, he spends time exploring avant-garde and postmodern film and literature, as well as country and jazz guitar. Currently, he resides in Denver, CO.

Kelley Altizer

Kelley works in management for Amazon and enjoys writing about film, literature, and technology, researching their effects on our daily lives. In her spare time, she loves composing and recording music with her husband, and writing creative fiction.
Kieran Setiya

Kieran Setiya

Kieran is a professor of philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His latest book is Midlife: A Philosophical Guide (2017). He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Melissa Dahl

Melissa Dahl

Melissa is editor of New York magazine's Science of Us, and the author of Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness (2018). She lives in New York.
Michael Meade

Michael Meade

Michael is a renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology. He combines hypnotic storytelling, street-savvy perceptiveness, and spellbinding interpretations of ancient myths with a deep knowledge of cross-cultural rituals. Michael is the founder of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation. He is the author of The Genius Myth, Fate and Destiny: The Two Agreements of The Soul, Why the World Doesn't End, and The Water of Life: Initiation and the Tempering of the Soul.

Nicole Carloni

Nicole is a public health professional who specializes in global health and infectious disease. Her other interests are wide-ranging and include theoretical physics, history and feminism. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, hiking and discussing politics with friends.
Paul Gambill

Paul Gambill

Paul is the co-founder and CEO of Nori, a carbon removal marketplace. In 2015, he established the first community dedicated to carbon removal called Carbon Removal Seattle. He has 6 years of experience in managing mobile and web application projects for clients including Nike, Showtime, Target, and Starbucks, and has shipped well over a dozen different apps to the public. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Arizona State University, and his Master of Engineering Management degree from Duke University.
Sabine Hossenfelder

Sabine Hossenfelder

Sabine is a research fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, with a special interest in the phenomenology of quantum gravity. Her writing has appeared in Forbes, Scientific American, and New Scientist, among others. Her latest book is Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray (2018).

Sloane Shearman

Sloane lives in Arlington, Virginia, where she manages academic marketing at the intersection of philosophy, politics, and economics. Prior to moving to the Washington, D.C. area she studied biological anthropology at Penn State and served as a counselor on a crisis and basic needs hotline. Her interests include starting a renaissance and taking long walks by herself.
Ted Nordhaus

Ted Nordhaus

Ted is an author, environmental policy expert, and the co-founder and executive director of the Breakthrough Institute in California. He is a co-author of An Eco-Modernist Manifesto (2015). He lives in Oakland.