About the Author

A writer and journalist whose essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, Foreign Policy, and other outlets. Her first book, The Inheritors, will be published by Simon & Schuster in 2015.

How Losing Can Bring an Emotional Windfall

Past Fellow Eve Fairbanks wrote an article about the value of consolation prizes, for the Washington Post website.  Her article details the importance of recognizing effort towards a greater goal and how society became more focused on “self-care” instead of consolation.  Eve argues that “self-care” is not true consolation,

The Global Face of Student Protest

The New York Times – The recent surge in student protests, like those that have recently taken place at Yale and Princeton, is not a uniquely American phenomenon.  In a new piece, past Fellow Eve Fairbanks writes about the student protest movement globally, with particular focus on South Africa. Fairbanks describes how dissatisfied South African

To Make Love Last, What If We Should Stop Working so Hard?

The Washington Post – In a recent post at PostEverything, past Fellow Eve Fairbanks muses on making love last. She describes the rising trend of articles that serve as how-to manuals for falling and staying in love, but wonders, after a trip to Kenya, if such concerted efforts really are the key to a successful romantic life.  This latest

Love in the Age of Big Data

The Huffington Post – In a fascinating article, past Fellow Eve Fairbanks delves into the philosophy and relationship of John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman, creators of the Gottman Method, a science based method for building and improving romantic relationships. Using John Gottman’s highly academic research, the couple teach seminars