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.

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BETTER LIFE LAB
We Need to Care about Care

Jane Greenway Carr writes on a new book--and conversation on gender equality, work, and care--by Anne-Marie Slaughter.


BETTER LIFE LAB
Does Anxiety—Or Its Politics—Have a Gender?

Reproductive rights. Equal pay. A strong posture against terrorism? Jane Carr examines whether and why anxiety over national security is a w


BETTER LIFE LAB
On Being the Lead Parent

In Search of a New Balancing Act

Where are we when it comes to “having it all?” Experts debated the challenges Americans face when trying to balance work and family and whet


BETTER LIFE LAB
What We Know (and Don't) about Part-Time Work

To make better public policy for Americans working part-time jobs, we have recognize that they're not all the same. Experts at a recent New


Where "Love Conquers All" Meets "Put It in Writing"

The Supreme Court's landmark decision on same-sex marriage has put the issue of love and contracts front and center. For legal scholar Marth


NEW AMERICA
"We Must Seek on Highways the Unconverted": KathrYn Magnolia Johnson and Literary Activism on the Road

Kathryn Magnolia Johnson was an African American activist whose literary activism deserves greater attention and who transformed her Ford Co


NEW AMERICA
Jersey Boys

But in the United States—where the female soccer players are more elite than the men and their success has helped to foster huge increases i


BETTER LIFE LAB
Chipping at the Polish

What is the price of low-cost luxury? New York Times reporter Sarah Maslin Nir probes the scope and stakes in the wake of Unvarnished, her e


What Cameras Cannot See

Over 30 states and DC have introduced or passed legislation for the use of body-worn cameras by police. Expert panelists at New America deba


Democracy Behind the Numbers

A look at the history of lobbying uncovers a fundamental ideological and structural shift in the relationship between business and governmen


Changing the Narrative in Detroit

Behind the spirit of revitalization and power in Detroit.