Jane Greenway Carr

Editorial Fellow

Jane Greenway Carr is an opinion editor at CNN.com. She was previously an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Public Fellow and a Contributing Editor at New America, where she helped to produce The Weekly Wonk. Before joining New America, she worked at Random House and did graduate work at Columbia University, New York University, and the University of Virginia. Outside of New America, she is the co-publisher of The Brooklyn Quarterly, a digital magazine of literature and public ideas. She holds an A.B. in English with a certificate in gender studies from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from New York University, where she has been a lecturer and done research on the intersections between literary and cultural production and social and political activism.

All Work

BETTER LIFE LAB
In Case of Emergency, Break Glass Ceiling

Why, ask Jane Carr and Elizabeth Weingarten, do companies only think to hire women in times of crisis?


BETTER LIFE LAB
Where Are the Girls?

And why, asks Jane Greenway Carr, aren’t more in positions of political and pecuniary power?


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How Egg Freezing Became a Matter of National Security

As combat opens to women, Jane Greenway Carr looks at a progressive policy that might make the military a more open place for all serving.


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It's Raining Manhood, But Who's Saying Hallelujah?

Jane Carr takes on the limited understanding of masculinity that defines the past and present of American politics.


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A Woman's Place Is in the House and Senate

...and the military, and the police force, and diplomacy. Jane Carr writes on Jay Newton-Small's new book about how women are changing the w


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No Country for Old Men Or Women

Jane Greenway Carr writes of Mei Fong’s new book, which tells the tale of how China’s one-child policy came to be, and why its reversal come


BETTER LIFE LAB, FUTURE TENSE and NEW AMERICA
What a Recently Uncovered Story by W.E.B. Du Bois Tells Us About Afrofuturism

“The word really captured everything we’d always known about black culture, but it gave us something to call it.”


BETTER LIFE LAB and NEW AMERICA
We May Have Just Found W.E.B. Du Bois' Earliest Science Fiction Story

Jane Carr's Slate piece about the discovery of an early W. E. B. Du Bois story is written up in i09.


BETTER LIFE LAB
You and That Crazy Uncle You Only See at Thanksgiving Maybe Sort of Agree with Each Other

Jane Greenway Carr analyses a new study that suggests you and your (insert opposite political ideology here) family members have more in com


ASSET BUILDING and FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
The Place of Race in Debt

Per a recent ProPublica report, debt collection squeezes black neighborhoods. Jane Greenway Carr paints a portrait of the color of debt.


The Place of Race in Debt

Per a recent ProPublica report, debt collection squeezes black neighborhoods. Jane Greenway Carr paints a portrait of the color of debt.


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