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Science Writer


Deborah Rudacille is a science journalist and author of three books. Since 2012, she has been Professor of the Practice of Journalism at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). In 2017, she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to pursue research and reporting on addiction and inheritance.


Photo credit: Sean Scheidt



Roots of Steel: Boom and Bust in an American Mill Town

The Riddle of Gender: Science, Activism and Transgender Rights

The Scalpel and The Butterfly: The War Between Animal Research and Animal Protection

My Books

Selected Articles 

Living Between Genders, SPECTRUM, April 13, 2016. 

A Lethal Nostalgia: Steel mills, coal mines & blast furnaces have killed or maimed millions of workers--so why mourn their passing? AEON, April 2015.

Holy Renegades: Roman Catholic Women Priests. BALTIMORE CITY PAPER, June 26, 2013.

Open Walls Baltimore: The complicated relationship between graffiti and street art. BALTIMORE FISHBOWL, October 9, 2012.

Growing Up Jewish in a Gentile Neighborhood, Jewish Museum of Maryland, April 11, 2013.

Gertrude Stein in Baltimore, STYLE, October 14, 2008. 

F. Scott Fitzgerald in Baltimore, STYLE, December 8, 2009. 

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