About the author
I spend most of my time being a PhD student in the communication department at the University of Washington. I specialize in public opinion, political trust and the media. Here is my CV.
I am also a freelance writer on the subjects of pop music, politics, technology, and pop culture. I am currently writing a column on politics and the internet for Salon, and a column on vanity albums for The Awl. I’ve written for the Village Voice, the Atlantic online, Idolator, Flagpole, GQ online, Stylus, Popdust, and Under the Radar. You can find my pieces for the Awl here. I once wrote a very long, well-regarded thing on “Hallelujah.”
I am always interested in writing more, but am awful about pitching things, so please feel free to drop me a line.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am on Twitter @michaelbarthel.