PUP Speaks


Author expertise for an ever-changing world

We represent authors with the in-depth understanding and superb speaking skills to create, challenge, change, and contribute to conversations about the most important topics of our day. 

PUP Speaks

Meet Our Authors

Books for Discussion

Authors in the News

Chris Bail quoted by NBC News and the New Yorker

Chris Bail was quoted in a piece on the NBC News website about political attacks on social media: “How to go viral on social media? Attack a political opponent, study says” (June 25, 2021). He was also interviewed for a piece on communal living in the New Yorker: “In a Divided Country, Communal Living Redefines Togetherness” (June 28, 2021).

Cynthia Miller-Idriss writes for The Atlantic and Boston Globe

Cynthia Miller-Idriss, author of Hate in the Homeland, wrote a piece for The Atlantic about how federal policy can prevent extremism: “Extremism Has Spread Into the Mainstream” (June 16, 2021). She also wrote for The Boston Globe about the Biden administration’s national strategy for countering domestic terrorism: “Biden strategy takes on homegrown extremism” (June 15, 2021).

Jan Eeckhout on NewsNation Now

The Profit Paradox author Jan Eeckhout was interviewed for a NewsNation Now feature on the impact of the soaring stock market (June 9, 2021).

Eddie Cole writes for The Washington Post

Eddie Cole wrote about the historical origins of campus police forces for The Washington Post: “The racist roots of campus policing” (June 2, 2021).

Zena Hitz interviewed for Big Think

Zena Hitz was interviewed for a video feature on Big Think: “How to live an intellectual life” (May 30, 2021).

Chris Bail on Facebook’s Trump decision

Chris Bail wrote about Facebook’s decision to maintain Donald Trump’s ban from the site for CNN: “There is more to the story of Facebook’s Trump decision” (May 5, 2021).

Jan Eeckhout on NPR

Jan Eeckhout was interviewed by Greg Rosalsky for NPR’s ‘Planet Money’: “Why Soaring Stocks Could Be Bad News For The Economy” (May 11, 2021).

Chris Bail praised by Science

Breaking the Social Media Prism by Chris Bail received a rave review in Science magazine. The University of Maryland’s Jennifer Golbeck notes that “Bail’s scientific conclusions are refreshing in a space dominated by informed speculation, and the book offers hope that data-driven solutions can bring us back from the brink.” (April, 2021).

Jennifer Carlson on guns in America

Jennifer Carlson co-authored a piece with with Madison Armstrong in the New York Times: “We’ve Spent Over a Decade Researching Guns in America. This Is What We Learned.” (March 26, 2021).

Zena Hitz talks flatworms with rapper-turned-philosopher MC Hammer

After receiving praise for her ‘amazing book’ from the 80s music icon, Zena Hitz has enjoyed prolonged back-and-forth with MC Hammer, who endorsed her work as a ‘must read’ on Twitter. Hammer has increasingly engaged with topics around philosophy and science on the platform. (February 24, 2021).

Cynthia Miller-Idriss on the Capitol riots

Cynthia Miller-Idriss was invited as an expert commentator on the Capitol riots by multiple media outlets including CNN, Channel 4, NBC News, ABC’s Good Morning America and DW News (January 10, 2021).

Eddie Cole recognized by Education Week

Eddie Cole was named one of the “top university-based scholars in the U.S. who did the most last year to shape educational practice and policy” in Education Week (January 6, 2021).

Jennifer Morton on ‘Hidden Brain’

Jennifer Morton was interviewed on by Shankar Vedantam on  the ethical costs of upward mobility for the ‘Hidden Brain’ podcast (November 23, 2020).

Chryl Laird on Kamala Harris 

Chryl Laird wrote an opinion piece about the historically poor representation of loyal black voters within the Democrat Party for the New York Times: “We Got a Black Woman on the Ticket. At Last.” (August 11, 2020).

Contact PUP Speaks