Lepore received her Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale in 1995 and is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University.
The Lessons of “The Lorax”
The battle over what we read isn’t about to end anytime soon. By Jill Lepore November 28, 2021
How the Week Organizes and Tyrannizes Our Lives
From work schedules to TV seasons to baseball games, the seven-day cycle has long ordered American society. Will we ever get rid of it? By Jill Lepore November 15, 2021
When Black History Is Unearthed, Who Gets to Speak for the Dead?
Efforts to rescue African American burial grounds and remains have exposed deep conflicts over inheritance and representation. By Jill Lepore September 27, 2021
Facebook’s Broken Vows
How the company’s pledge to bring the world together wound up pulling us apart. By Jill Lepore July 26, 2021
Burnout: Modern Affliction or Human Condition?
As a diagnosis, it’s too vague to be helpful—but its rise tells us a lot about the way we work. By Jill Lepore May 17, 2021
How Do Plague Stories End?
In the literature of contagion, when society is finally free of disease, it’s up to humanity to decide how to begin again. By Jill Lepore March 24, 2021
When Constitutions Took Over the World
Starting in the eighteenth century, citizens were promised their rights in print. Was this new age spurred by the ideals of the Enlightenment or by the imperatives of global warfare? By Jill Lepore March 22, 2021
The Next Cyberattack Is Already Under Way
Amid a global gold rush for digital weapons, the infrastructure of our daily lives has never been more vulnerable. By Jill Lepore February 1, 2021
What’s Wrong with the Way We Work
Americans are told to give their all—time, labor, and passion—to their jobs. But do their jobs give enough back? By Jill Lepore January 11, 2021
What Should We Call the Sixth of January?
What began as a protest, rally, and march ended as something altogether different—a day of anarchy that challenges the terminology of history. By Jill Lepore January 8, 2021 Sections News & Politics Culture Business, Science & Tech Humor Cartoons Books & Fiction Magazine Photography Video Podcasts More Newsletters About Careers Contact FAQ Media Kit Press Accessibility Help
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