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Catherine Woodiwiss

Washington, DC

Catherine Woodiwiss

journalism · tech · religion · design

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Eternity in the Fleshy, Beating Hearts of Men

The alien desert of the Southwest is a counter-imaginarium for embodied futurists.
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The Endearing, Convicting Privacy of 'On This Day'

Of all the ways to be Facebook shamed, I hadn’t counted on my old selves.
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Are Doomed Inventors Our Society's Icarus?

You have to feel for Segway's Dean Kamen, who probably gets tired of hearing about his own death.
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Online Journalists Are Reporting PTSD-Like Symptoms

And our digital networks may hold the answer.
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The Day That Had Two Noons

As far as we know, the existentia of Nov. 18, 1883, was largely observed with pragmatism.
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Brave New Technology. Same Old Fears.

These days, Americans don’t need a formative youth in post-soviet Romania to be uneasy about omnipresent surveillance.
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The Heartbeat of Deep Space

The first thing NASA cinematographer Nasreen Alkhateeb does when approaching new stories is to look for the heartbeat.
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How Sci-Fi and Fantasy Help Us Understand the Divine

As a lifelong reader of fantasy and science fiction, my favorite stories were those set not only in a different time but a different world altogether. The Bible itself is a collection of stories told by various people of different perspectives and personalities, across dramatically different times.
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Things We Can't Unsee

If there is one confession a journalist never wants to make, it’s that she can’t handle the truth.
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The Era of White Anxiety Is Just Beginning

Ask those involved in justice work where they find hope for the future of America, and they will likely point to demographics: Racial minorities are on track to outnumber non-Hispanic whites in America for the first time by 2042. Especially in left-leaning circles, the assumption is that a more diverse country will mean a more welcoming one — and, indeed, one more friendly to progressive policies and ideals.
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About

Catherine Woodiwiss

I'm a journalist in Washington, D.C., and deputy online editor for Sojourners, where I focus on culture, tech, and religion.

My work was featured in The New York Times and has recently appeared in The Atlantic, Pacific Standard, The Washington Post, ThinkProgress, and Books & Culture.

My favorite posture is ethnographer, tracing the evolutions of ideas and rituals through time and place.

As a systems design thinker, I also co-founded Trestles, a service design consultancy for creative economies in DC and Raleigh/Durham, and co-launched Homestage, a DIY house show network in DC.

In 2014, I spoke on collaborative solutions and "Do It Together" design models at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

A collection of my reporting on sexual abuse in Christian communities, "I Believe You: Sexual Violence and the Church," was published the same year (avail on Amazon).

Featured Columnist, Sojourners Magazine, 2016-present

Award, Science for Religion Reporters, AAAS/DoSER, 2016

Fellow, International Reporting Project, Johns Hopkins (Technology + Religion), 2015

Award of Excellence, Editorial or Opinion, ACP 2015

Award of Mention, Book (Nonfiction), ACP 2015

Fellow, Radio/Film, Media Institute for Social Change

Member, Religion Newswriters Association