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Writer, Editor, Historian. Author of Freedom's Laboratory & Competing with the Soviets. Bylines for @theatlantic, @washingtonpost, @ahtellers, & more. she/her

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Joined Twitter 11/10/12


There's corruption in Illinois, and Dinesh D'Souza is ON IT. 🤦‍♀️ https://t.co/iiwJTqC2Av @HelenBlackman It's very excited about its eliteness. @tbkepler Because it is bad.Wait, Philadelphia is going to get street sweeping? Our little city is all grown up! https://t.co/R6JkcyRFqS @ColdWarScience @raulpacheco @Krodinehardy If anyone would like a *free* taste of my coaching style, I'm offering a… https://t.co/JELEYPa7Mj
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2/18
2020
@raulpacheco @Krodinehardy paging @janejoann @KevinLevin I like that they sent it to you beforehand, so as to warn you.What a lovely surprise! https://t.co/yXJTYitETU
Retweeted by Audra J. Wolfe, PhDIn 1950, the US State Department created an attaché program that recruited scientists to serve as diplomats and spi… https://t.co/GxJCOaXTJh
Retweeted by Audra J. Wolfe, PhDOnly red tractors in my mentions, plzRe LRT: My folks prefer Case-IH but I'm not gonna argue with that.This is the interior of a John Deere tractor. My brother said he has to learn to code to operate farm equipment now… https://t.co/7yiCZXIree
Retweeted by Audra J. Wolfe, PhDRight? He’s supposed to be a technocrat! If there’s one thing technocrats are good at, it’s knowing that things are… https://t.co/yNz5xXAJ1DI grew up on a farm. My dad still farms. His combine costs more than my parents’ house. He’s got GPS-mapping equipm… https://t.co/8ht9zb36mGME TOO (but I really like having written them which creates an obvious conundrum) https://t.co/y16RPPLPI3 @linkedlibrary It’s about how all scientists owe eternal gratitude to the Royal Society for paving the way for scie… https://t.co/AlAeziuH0uApropos of nothing at all, I really disliked this book. https://t.co/EnVEeoNvrdSome alternative reading on Ronald Fisher: https://t.co/FxUSFMDJUS @meclare As a statistician, Fisher had many interesting and productive insights. But celebrating him, a day after c… https://t.co/Zq7fW7sWbD @thisismariat Yes, but I wouldn't say it's changed much.The @royalsociety is apparently all eugenics, all the time now. https://t.co/nBM6wZpfIK @thisismariat I don't think you can use pool, etc., on a day pass, but if this is an ongoing need you might check o… https://t.co/jEBmyL8V5H2 years ago, I wrote this; I was alarmed by a sinister group of people,including Toby Young, trying to bring back E… https://t.co/QQocz5y9y6
Retweeted by Audra J. Wolfe, PhDThe scale of the HIV outbreak in Austin, Indiana, boggles the mind: 235 known infections out of a population of 4,1… https://t.co/4twg2QFvlv
2/17
2020
Science ≠ scientism. Now get out of my mentions.HELLO. Some Twitter tips because I feel like people forget about the tools that exist (I just spelled that tulle so… https://t.co/mNQdpldp06
Retweeted by Audra J. Wolfe, PhD @studentactivism Having followed the whole sociobiology/ev psych crew for a *long time*, I can't think otherwise. E… https://t.co/JfXyHAxD40 @studentactivism Oh, it knows that it's ideology @LiamD_23 But in my experience, yes. Word counts are generally meaningful.Twitter is full of eugenics this morning. A century ago, people like me, who had epilepsy, were considered eugenic… https://t.co/6bxZi4b9Jc
Retweeted by Audra J. Wolfe, PhDA world filled only with certain kinds of bodies and run only by certain kinds of scientists has always been the en… https://t.co/gQE2MCt9hLToo many people replying to Dawks‘ eugenics tweet with “nuh uh it doesn’t work here are examples,” not enough with… https://t.co/UnJ6Qs1H2X
Retweeted by Audra J. Wolfe, PhDPray for Richard Dawkins y'all. Ain't nothing happened to him, he just gets irritated if someone is praying.
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2/16
2020
It’s our valentine to the city we love: We’ve gone fine-free! 😍 That's right, as of today, the Free Library no lon… https://t.co/5XQoqEwK8c
Retweeted by Audra J. Wolfe, PhD @sokareemie @igallupd That’s some classic tortitude, right there. @jdhamblin So true, Jake, so true!My, my, Twitter’s going to be unpleasant for this election season.What is up with the weird skincare booth in the Expo at #AAASmtg? Dude literally called me over by saying “hey gorg… https://t.co/b4HN4jfFuT
Retweeted by Audra J. Wolfe, PhDI can tell the difference between “fine” (subtitle) and a petty “sehr gut” (dialogue)!Much of the dialogue is satisfyingly simple, tricking me into thinking I’ve actually learned something on Duolingo.I went with Dark. It’s like a less eccentric, German Twin Peaks. https://t.co/DuIcBQ6Eb8
2/15
2020
@ColdWarScience I use {curly brackets}, for which there are never a use in any manuscript I've ever written. I fini… https://t.co/srxvbcMQnq
Retweeted by Audra J. Wolfe, PhDAlso! Happy Valentine's Day from that cad, Warren G. Harding. https://t.co/lFf0D1PNrgUnder the weather and planning on napping and watching British period dramas as soon as I finish a thing for a clie… https://t.co/FmjMgKiQV5I like <point brackets>, as there's little reason to use them in a manuscript that doesn't include file codes. https://t.co/VVe2XxSQbBInfluential enough to cross genres -- @elizabethcatte's What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia comes up in a… https://t.co/8WcyqGs2Af
Retweeted by Audra J. Wolfe, PhDProud of our city. Libraries are for everyone. https://t.co/Pp7JXgt84y
Retweeted by Audra J. Wolfe, PhDBegone, foul winter virus! @CopleyScott17 @JulieKlam @DanielTorday Good eye, deleting... @nothingtolius I only saw the parts where he endorses Bloomberg. @npseaver The marketing director at the press for my first book told me “no more than 5 tweets a day.”
2/14
2020
ICYM this thread, too, which is...eye-opening. https://t.co/Zbuz93nPUaAn elected official liked one of the tweets ascribing Bloomberg's endorsements to money. 😶This explains a lot, actually. https://t.co/TYTon6AoahWhat's with the Bloomberg endorsements? @trekonomics I mean I did that to @Lollardfish but he was very nice about it, lol @trekonomics Though I was on both the giving and receiving end of "I thought you'd be taller in real life" at that one, so @trekonomics Yes, but that one's a little weird (too much star power); better at smaller venues IMO. @trekonomics It's become the best part of every conference.It's official official! No more refinery! https://t.co/ub2Zpc9d5TWe're hiring a science editor. This will be a very good gig. https://t.co/mbIW44IuhM
Retweeted by Audra J. Wolfe, PhD#ThreeCorneredWar Pub Week continues! This piece* is hot off the presses for @nytopinion: *no, I will *not* be re… https://t.co/T9TQYbzx1Z
Retweeted by Audra J. Wolfe, PhDBy not acknowledging that concerning levels of a toxic chemical were released into the air, the administration fail… https://t.co/cXPJwpCaYg
Retweeted by Audra J. Wolfe, PhDRecent research on rise and fall of the Sino-Soviet Alliance has reshaped our understanding of #ColdWarHist. The al… https://t.co/7UtnNsnqjC
Retweeted by Audra J. Wolfe, PhDExcited 2 announce the arrival of new, improved edition of #MerchantsofDoubt, with forward by the inimitable… https://t.co/qzhs8hHV4t
Retweeted by Audra J. Wolfe, PhDIt gives me great pleasure to announce the publication of _The Age of Hiroshima_, edited by G. John Ikenberry and m… https://t.co/J9McyXZgvT
Retweeted by Audra J. Wolfe, PhD @PhillyThrive This sort of work is so slow, and visible outcomes are hard to come by. But this is people power. Proud of my city! @PhillyThrive If you showed up at an RAG meeting, a city council hearing, a climate rally, called the mayor, or sig… https://t.co/jToroNMoRmThis outcome would never have happened without the dedication and persistence of so many groups both in and beyond… https://t.co/sjBLlEC8jVAnd then there’s the benzene. So much benzene. https://t.co/ZdWCz9d4jcPhilly has *never* been in compliance with ozone targets, largely because of that filthy plant.According to the NCI, Philly has the highest cancer rates in the country. Childhood asthma rates are off the charge… https://t.co/YJovxuOupFPES was the East Coast’s largest refinery, responsible for (by some estimates) up to 70 percent of single-point carbon emissions in Philly.The question of the future of the site is far from over, but “not a refinery” is a major victory for everyone who c… https://t.co/79IYPr82nLA beautiful flier announcing our new book series @UPittPress, Science, Values, and the Public, edited by Heather Do… https://t.co/KedM4rPMbV
Retweeted by Audra J. Wolfe, PhDIt looks like it’s official: Philadelphia will no longer have a refinery operating in the heart of the city. The si… https://t.co/4g86PO05gKPlease enjoy this representative selection of the (highly-redacted) document sent in response to my latest NASA FOIA https://t.co/HWeUFt4NWG
Retweeted by Audra J. Wolfe, PhD“Naw, man, they used to have antennas and shit!” I ❤️ u PhillyTwo dudes next to me at the Barnes&Noble cafe, one is explaining the concept of “cordless landlines” to the other 😂Finally, some good news! Pending no new objections, bankruptcy judge approves sale of PES Refinery to Hilco, who do… https://t.co/sqqeNC3QuK @cjaramillo Was there a decision?
2/13
2020
https://t.co/R9Tw9pZchS @athenogenes You know every historian on twitter thinks you're writing about them, right?PES Refinery reorganization plan confirmation hearing posponed from 9am to 1pm to give more time for negotiations.… https://t.co/4l2FMhECS5
Retweeted by Audra J. Wolfe, PhDThem: I have this very specific question about disinformation. Me: I'm glad you asked-- *an hour later, still tal… https://t.co/dCGwCzODaF
Retweeted by Audra J. Wolfe, PhD @shannoncoulter "Constructive disinterest" is the strategic decision to ignore, unfollow, mute, walk away from, and… https://t.co/BTuzcp5j0Z
Retweeted by Audra J. Wolfe, PhD @ncshusterman Kerry was pro-wealthI’m apparently spreading fake news in the group chat, time to disconnect from the WiFi for the night. 👀Hang in there, Liz 😬My completely speculative theory based solely on time in Essex County, MA: Many people who live in NH live do so s… https://t.co/1Uh6yAFehcHello, friends: even though it's early February, I wanted to make sure I let you know that I am accepting editing c… https://t.co/XyX15THWxN
Retweeted by Audra J. Wolfe, PhD @sivavaid But there's also the fact that he's a handsy gaffe machine, soAndrew Yang will suspend his presidential campaign, sources say. Follow live updates: https://t.co/1w8IiSCEyv https://t.co/MMsG4qNsIw
Retweeted by Audra J. Wolfe, PhD @icpetrie I saw a Yang sign at 51st and Kingsessing today.
2/12
2020
If you'd like a #ThreeCorneredWar sneak peek on its pub day, here's an excerpt from the Prologue, from @TIME! https://t.co/kYBCZz1UyW
Retweeted by Audra J. Wolfe, PhDthread on student divestment campaigns: I really respect student organizers who work on divestment campaigns. The… https://t.co/wyb3Mskx9a
Retweeted by Audra J. Wolfe, PhDFormer refinery wastewater plant manager regrets the damage he caused to neighbors and the environment. “I figured… https://t.co/P7X0YkEyRt
Retweeted by Audra J. Wolfe, PhD @CollardStudies Same! (To both)https://t.co/qNxBaSDIVb
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2/11
2020
Leaning in to the custom knitwear persona https://t.co/2KTAFYFNLG
2/10
2020

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