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Christine Cupaiuolo is an award-winning writer and editor specializing in politics, culture and gender. She currently covers women’s health and public policy for Our Bodies, Ourselves and is managing editor of the “Our Bodies, Ourselves” book (Simon & Schuster, 2011). She is also an editor of Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning, an online publication supported by the MacArthur Foundation.
As a freelance editor, Christine applies a red pen and a scholarly (but fun!) approach to all types of nonfiction writing projects, including books on politics and social media.
Since 2005, Christine has led a double life as an expert media consultant, advising individuals and organizations on creating and sharing content for online audiences. She teaches workshops on communication strategies, including blogging and using social media as a storytelling tool, and frequently presents on these and other topics at media conferences. In 2009, she joined the advisory board of Women, Action & the Media.
Previously, Christine created and wrote ms.musings, Ms. magazine’s popular daily blog on women and media — becoming one of the first bloggers to write for a national magazine — and worked as Ms.’ online editor. She cut her teeth as a newspaper reporter covering government and politics (and a surprising number of murders) in Vermont and New York, and as a researcher for C-SPAN’s Brian Lamb.
Inspired by FeedMag.com and other early online magazines, she founded PopPolitics.com in 2000, combining an interest in — you guessed it — pop culture and politics. Praised by the Chicago Tribune as “impressive” and “consistently interesting,” PopPolitics published smart cultural criticism by academics and journalists through 2005, much of which has been reprinted in other media and anthologies.
A native of New York — and a loyal fan of thin crust — Christine lives in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood with her partner, Bernie Heidkamp, and two adopted mutts with super powers (watch as they leap tall fences in a single bound!). She hopes someday to learn how to make injera. Contact her here.
** Credit for my two-dimensional look goes to Deanna Zandt.