I am a writer and historian living in Los Angeles.

I write fiction and non-fiction. I give lectures and run workshops. I curate exhibits, conduct interviews and oral histories, and collaborate with scholars, writers, and museum professionals to make cool things.

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Here are some questions I ask in my work: How do we know what is happening in our bodies? How do we know what is happening to other people? How do we try to change things? Them? Ourselves? 

Here are some other questions: What kinds of stories do we tell about ourselves? About our pasts? Are they true? How do they change our futures?

Here are two more: What are we responsible for? Can we be trusted? 

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I have a PhD in the history and sociology of science from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Chicago.

I have edited Somatosphere and Otium.

Email: deanna at deannaday dot net
Twitter: @deannaday
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