“I'll say something controversial. Bioethics tends to not interrogate the details of science, let alone the more technical questions.”
“Start-ups: they need philosophers, political theorists, historians, poets. Critics.”
"The women in my book really disrupted France’s ideas about citizenship, about who belongs. I’d like us to be similarly disruptive."
“There were so many new laws, I had to make a map showing the spread and intensity of antimargarine laws in states over a quarter century.”
“We're in a science fiction novel now that we are all co-writing together.”
“Being in community with people and teaching and learning outside of the confines of our classroom: I still actually really believe in that.”
“What we build and how we build influences the kinds of families and relationships that we can have or can even imagine.”
"A song was written through me, and I say that because I didn't write it. The words were given to me."
“These are not the stories that medicine necessarily wants us to tell, but that means it’s even doubly important that we try our best to track down these narratives.”
“There was something about the resilience of an organization like this. We are the longest-running feminist publishing house in the world.”
“We have to build against the legacy of inequality. Intentionally. We have to build our values into our design practices.”
“Science is stronger if the community is diverse. And recent history supports that.”
“I was shocked to learn that Hispanic conservatives celebrate Cortes’s arrival in Mexico.”
“If we want democratic scrutiny, the demos must first have power.”
“Although I was reluctant to generalize about women’s friendship, I was also thinking about a model that would counter the male model of friendship.”
“Hurricane Maria ushered in a great deal of trauma and suffering, but it also allowed us to reassess the very nature of the political.”
“You have to think … about how you’re going to make the changes stick.”
"Writing about lupus is like writing about ghosts. What do you say about something featureless?"
“You don’t tell children not to grow. And you don’t tell a writer not to write.”
“One of the reasons it took so long to write is that—as I would joke with my friends—I found myself writing the great Zambian novel.”