Opinion Editorials

 

“What Gen X Gets Right About Parenting.”  Forge , June 19, 2019

“What Gen X Gets Right About Parenting.” Forge, June 19, 2019

“Gen 'Bee'.“  WNYC , June 4, 2019

“Gen 'Bee'.“ WNYC, June 4, 2019

“Gen-Z Contestants Chase Wordy Highs, 'Spellebrity' Status at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.”    TIME Magazine, May 31, 2019

“Gen-Z Contestants Chase Wordy Highs, 'Spellebrity' Status at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.” TIME Magazine, May 31, 2019

“What I learned from parents at the National Spelling Bee.”  CNN , May 31, 2019

“What I learned from parents at the National Spelling Bee.” CNN, May 31, 2019

“How Indian Americans came to dominate the National Spelling Bee.”  Los Angeles Times , May 30, 2019

“How Indian Americans came to dominate the National Spelling Bee.” Los Angeles Times, May 30, 2019

“This Is The 92nd Year For The Scripps National Spelling Bee.”  National Public Radio , May 29, 2019

“This Is The 92nd Year For The Scripps National Spelling Bee.” National Public Radio, May 29, 2019

“At the Spelling Bee, a New Word Is M-O-N-E-Y.”  Wall Street Journal, May 24, 2019

“At the Spelling Bee, a New Word Is M-O-N-E-Y.” Wall Street Journal, May 24, 2019

“One Anthropologist Takes a Look at How Spelling Bees Shape Generation Z.”  Cheddar , May 23, 2019

“One Anthropologist Takes a Look at How Spelling Bees Shape Generation Z.” Cheddar, May 23, 2019

“Why Indian Americans win spelling contests.” (Start at 34.48)  BBC News Hour , May 27, 2016.

“Why Indian Americans win spelling contests.” (Start at 34.48) BBC News Hour, May 27, 2016.

“Better off Brown: Why Bobby Won’t Get Elected But Piyush Could.”  Medium  July 28 2015

“Better off Brown: Why Bobby Won’t Get Elected But Piyush Could.” Medium July 28 2015

“Real Diversity is about Confronting Power.”  The American Prospect,  June 11 2015

“Real Diversity is about Confronting Power.” The American Prospect, June 11 2015

“Why Are Indian Americans Winning the National Spelling Bee?”  Newsweek , June 7 2015

“Why Are Indian Americans Winning the National Spelling Bee?” Newsweek, June 7 2015

What does the spelling success of Indian American kids tell us? The  Conversation  June 4 2015

What does the spelling success of Indian American kids tell us? The Conversation June 4 2015

"Brain Sports are Gaining Momentum." Boston Globe, May 18 2015

"Brain Sports are Gaining Momentum." Boston Globe, May 18 2015

“Fifty years on, the overachiever stereotype is still hurting Asian Americans.”  Quartz,  April 6 2015

“Fifty years on, the overachiever stereotype is still hurting Asian Americans.” Quartz, April 6 2015

“How do you spell S-T-E-R-E-O-T-Y-P-E? Asian American Spelling Bee Champions are Real Americans.”  Pacific Standard,  April 6 2015

“How do you spell S-T-E-R-E-O-T-Y-P-E? Asian American Spelling Bee Champions are Real Americans.” Pacific Standard, April 6 2015

“Asian Americans, They’re Just Like Us.”  Pacific Standard , February 10 2015

“Asian Americans, They’re Just Like Us.” Pacific Standard, February 10 2015

A Super Bowl of Racial Candor?”  Ms.Blog , February 1 2015

A Super Bowl of Racial Candor?” Ms.Blog, February 1 2015

“Our Racially Diverse Present (and Future) Deserves More Than Tokenism.”  The Guardian , December 30 2014

“Our Racially Diverse Present (and Future) Deserves More Than Tokenism.” The Guardian, December 30 2014


Media Interviews and Appearances

2019 WNYC, Gen ‘Bee’, June 4.

2019 National Public Radio, This Is The 92nd Year For The Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 29.

2019 KERA News, Interviewed for “How The National Spelling Bee Showcases The Determination Of Generation Z.” May 24.

2019 Cheddar, Interviewed for “One Anthropologist Takes a Look at How Spelling Bees Shape Generation Z.” May 23.

2016 BBC, News Hour (Start at 34.48), May 27.

2015    CNN.com, Interviewed for “Why Indian-Americans win spelling bees: P-R-A-C-T-I-C-E.” June 3.

2015    BBC, News Hour, May 30.

2015    CNN, Brooke Baldwin, May 29.

2015    National Public Radio, Here and Now, May 29.

2015    Time, Interviewed for “Here’s a Theory About Why South Asian Americans Totally Rule the Spelling Bee.” May 28.

2015    Canadian Broadcast Company, As it Happens, May 28.

2015    The Guardian, Interviewed for “Life after the Spelling Bee: 'It’s one of the most unique, odd clubs you can be in'” May 27.

2015    Washington Post, Interviewed for “Indian Americans dominate the National Spelling Bee. Why should they take abuse on social media for it?” May 25.

2015    “National Spelling Bee Champions Face Stereotypes.” New Hampshire Public Radio’s Word of Mouth, April 16.

2014    Expert interview for CUNY TV’s Asian American Life, segment on spelling bees, Sept 7.

2012    Live television interview on race and advertising. Chicago Tonight, WTTW, Chicago, May 12.