I’m a New Hampshire–based freelance journalist. As a contributing writer to the Boston Globe’s Ideas section, I’ve written recently about the past and future of American nuns, what baby names are teaching social scientists, and the preservation of spontaneous public memorials. I have also written for Slate, the Wall Street Journal, TheAtlantic.com, the Poetry Foundation, the Awl, Marie Claire, Al Jazeera America, BuzzFeed Ideas, JSTOR Daily, City Journal, the Daily, ARTnews, and many others. I often — but not always! — write about American history, culture, women, and Christianity, or the intersection of any of the above.
In 2009, I went on a long solo road trip across the country and back. This site began as the space in which I wrote about that trip. (Hence “Public Road.”) And now it’s the space for other things.
Get in touch with me about writing jobs, editing jobs, or Mexican food: rugraham2 at gmail.com