Deborah Fallows

Linguist; Contributing Writer, The Atlantic

Deborah Fallows is a linguist and contributing writer for The Atlantic. She has written extensively on language, education, families and work, China, and travel for The Atlantic, National Geographic, Slate, The New York Times,and The Washington Monthly. Most recently, Fallows was a senior research fellow at the Pew Research Center and before that, director of data architecture for Oxygen Media. Previously, she was assistant dean and assistant director of admissions at Georgetown University. Fallows is co-author of Our Towns: A 100,000 Mile Journey into the Heart of America, about the civic and economic renewal of America’s towns, and Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love, and Language.

Videos/Audio of Deborah Fallows

Words come at us in print, online, and on the air; in podcasts, movies, editorials, and advertorials; through e-mail,... See more
Is the view from “out there” in America as bleak as our pundits and politicos keep telling us it is? Deborah and James... See more
For the past year, Deborah and James Fallows have been flying their propeller airplane across the country, visiting... See more
Featuring:A Synthesis of the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival by Jim and Deb Fallows.A Conversation with David Brooks and Tom... See more