David Berreby

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David Berreby is the author of the award-winning book Us and Them: The Science of Identity (2008, University of Chicago Press). His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Nature, The New York Times Magazine, Slate, Smithsonian, The Journal of Strategy and Business, The Huffington Post and many other publications.


David Berreby is an award-winning independent science writer and researcher. He was born in France in 1958 to an American mother and Jewish father. His native language is English, although he briefly spoke French. He has spent most of his life in New York City, but attended a "chaotic and untraditional high school run by hippies and idealists" in California.[1] He received his B.A. in English in 1981 from Yale University.[2]

David has worked as an Editor for the City University of New York, Associate Editor for The Sciences at the New York Academy of Sciences, as well as a Freelancer for Discover Magazine.[2] In 1995 David became Science Writing Fellow at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.[3][permanent dead link] His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian, The New Republic, Slate, Lingua Franca and many other publications.[4]


David Berreby's book, Us and Them: The Science of Identity (under its previous name Us and Them: Understanding Your Tribal Mind) won the 2006 Erving Goffman Award for Outstanding Scholarship from the Media Ecology Association.[5]

Works by David Berreby[edit]


  1. ^ "David Berreby author biography". bookbrowse.com. Retrieved 17 November 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Lifeboat Foundation Bios: David Berreby". lifeboat.com. Retrieved 17 November 2017. 
  3. ^ http://www.randomhouse.co.uk/catalog/author.htm?authorID=2599
  4. ^ The Institute of General Semantics 56th Annual Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture and the Symposium Creating the Future: Conscious Time-Binding for a Better Tomorrow, page 12, program, 2008
  5. ^ "Past MEA Award Recipients". media-ecology.org. Archived from the original on 2008-11-21. 

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