Joanna Steinhardt is an anthropologist, writer, and editor. She has an MA in Cultural Studies from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology from University of California, Santa Barbara. She wrote her dissertation on do-it-yourself mycology based on two years of field work. Joanna has worked as a communications consultant for MycoWorks, the start-up making biomaterials out of mycelium, and as a researcher for Dovetail Labs, a research consultancy that specializes in the ethics of AI and other emergent technologies. Besides DoubleBlind, Joanna has written for the Los Angeles Review of Books, Cultural Anthropology (in a series she co-edited), Lucid News & Wired. When she’s not reading or writing about science, spirituality, and politics, Joanna is drinking and selling at the Blue Willow Tea Spot in Berkeley. Originally from the Detroit Metro Area, she has lived in the Bay Area for over a decade. Read more about her work on LinkedIn, and follow her on Twitter.