Previous Events

Visiting Lecturer, Harvard University, Advocate, Cambridge, MA, April 11, 2024

Reading, A Dozen Nothing AWP Off-Site, Kansas City, MO, February 9, 2024

Reading, Spiral Editions AWP Off-Site, Kansas City, MO, February 7, 2024

Reading, Barbara’s House, Brooklyn, NY, May 18, 2023

Reading, Cider Gallery, Lawrence, KS, January 20, 2023

Reading, Writers with Drinks, San Francisco, September 10, 2022

Virtual reading,  Perfectly Queer, August 17, 2022

Reading, Auction House, NYC, August 8, 2022

Cherng Distinguished Scholar Lecture, ” Toward a Queer Metaphysics of Space Exploration,” University of Missouri Honors College, April 21, 2022

Reading, Bazaar Cafe, SF, February 6, 2022

Lecture, Humanities Symposium, “On Language Boredom,” Vanier College, Montreal, February 2, 2022

Odd Mondays virtual event with Olga Zilberbourg for Folio Books, SF, January 17, 2022

Virtual book club for ONCE UPON A TIME I LIVED ON MARS, Reading Women Leaders in Science, a River Dog Book Co. Production, August 22, 2021.

Virtual conversation with Heino Falcke on the release of his book LIGHT IN DARKNESS, about his role leading the collaboration to take the first picture of a black hole, Green Apple Books, June 25, 2021 (video)

Virtual reading and conversation at the Royal Institute in London, February 18, 2021 (video)

Virtual conversation with poet Anna Leahy and librarian and author Dough Dechow for the Institute for Quantum Studies at Chapman University, Nov 18, 2020 (video)

Virtual reading and conversation, Midtown Reader and the Challenger Learning Center, August 13, 2020

Virtual reading and conversation with HI-SEAS crewmate Sian Proctor, Powell’s Books, July 30, 2020 (video)

Virtual conversation, Rainy Day Books, July 23, 2020

Virtual conversation with Mary Roach, Green Apple Books, July 21, 2020 (video)

Virtual reading and conversation, Literati Bookstore, July 16, 2020

Virtual reading, HERD MUSIC @ Columbia University, July 14, 2020

Reading, Cobra Club, NYC, February 2020

Reading, Red Room, NYC, September 2019

Guest on StarTalk Radio, recorded live at Caveat, NYC, November 2018

Reading, KGB Bar, NYC October 2018

Reading, Dixon Place, NYC, for GUTS, September 2018

Lecture & Discussion, Parlor Tricks of Physics and Palmistry, The Ruby, San Francisco, August 2018

Panelist, “Autonomous ecosystems”, Santa Fe Institute’s InterPlanetary Festival, June 2018

Introduced U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith at Global Poets reading, April 2018

Panelist, Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics, University of Kansas, January 2018

Panelist, Santa Fe Institute’s InterPlanetary Project, July 2017

Panelist, New America Foundation discussion “The Race to Mars and Back”, April 2015


Guest on The Naked Scientist, BBC, April 2024

Profiled in the Harvard Crimson, April 2024

Guest on Slate podcast TBD, March 2024

ONCE UPON A TIME I LIVED ON MARS referenced in Nathaniel Rich’s NYT magazine piece on Mars, February 2024

Named a top 10 visionary book about scientists in the Guardian, March 2023

Interviewed by British Astronaut Tim Peake for BBC4 radio doc “Homesick Planet,” March 2023

Guest on Queer Words podcast, February 2023

Guest on NonFicPod, January 2022

Guest on BBC’s The Verb podcast, April 2021

Interview for Air & Space, November 2020

Quoted in the Wellcome Collection series “Homesick for planet Earth,” October 2020

Columbia University School of the Arts coverage, July 2020

Interview with Jacquelyn Marie Gallo for Brooklyn Rail, July 2020

Discussion on solitude with Alicia Evangelista for Swissnex Boston, June 2020

Interview with Marie Arna, literary director at the Library of Congress, May 2020

Interview about Mars and isolation in the time of COVID-19 for Mashable, March 2020

Discussion with Tom Standage about Mars and isolation in the time of COVID-19 for The Economist’s World Ahead podcast, March 2020

Discussion with Mike Pesca about Mars and isolation in the time of COVID-19 for Slate’s The Gist podcast, March 2020

Discussion with Michael Garfield: science journalism, food on Mars, teaching writing in prison, September 2018

BBC Why Factor Programme on boredom, August 2018

“Berkeley: Where Poetry Meets Particle Accelerators,” Poetry Foundation, July 2018

CNET, on colonizing Mars, September 2017

Interview, Santa Fe Reporter on the InterPlanetary Project, July 2017

CBC Radio-Canada, on boredom on Mars, November 2016

Quoted, Hayden’s Ferry Review, on the poem “Pierogies From the Old Country”, March 2016

Interview, NPR podcast Hidden Brain, on boredom, March 2016

Quoted, New Yorker magazine about preparations for a mission to Mars, April 2015

Podcast for Semantica Research discussing Reality Mining: Using Big Data to Engineer a Better World, April 2015

Interview, NPR’s All Things Considered, “For Mars Mission, Sending More Women Might Make Economical Sense,” October 2014

Interview, New Hampshire Public Radio’s Word of Mouth, “Researching What Makes Something Funny & Designing Technology To Deceive”, September 2014

Quoted, “All You Have Eaten: On Keeping a Perfect Record”, Lucky Peach, Spring 2014

Interview, Southern California Public Radio, “The Mysterious and Dangerous Nature of Moon Dust”, November 2013

Interview (w/ HI-SEAS team), “Danger! This Mission to Mars Could Bore You to Death”, the New York Times, July 2013

“A Typical Day in the Life of a Martian Colonist”, Buzzfeed, June 2013

Kate Greene Wins 2011 Adventure Swim Contest,” Daily News of Open Water Swimming, November 2011

Interview, San Francisco Chronicle, “Maker Faire = DIY Gear Heads + Gadgets”, May 2008

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