Writer and linguist DEBORAH FALLOWS has written extensively on language, education, families and work, China, and travel for The Atlantic, National Geographic, Slate, The New York Times, The LA Times, and The Washington Monthly. For the last four years, Fallows and her husband, writer James Fallows, have been crisscrossing the country in their small plane, reporting for The Atlantic on the civic and economic renewal of America’s towns. Their new book about the project is OUR TOWNS: A 100,000-MILE JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF AMERICA. Most recently, Fallows was a senior research fellow at the Pew Research Center and before that, director of data architecture for Oxygen Media. Previously, she was Assistant Dean and Assistant Director of Admissions at Georgetown University. Fallows’ 2010 book, DREAMING IN CHINESE: MANDARIN LESSONS IN LIFE, LOVE, AND LANGUAGE, is based on her three-year experience living and working in China.
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