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.