Christine Emba

Washington, D.C.

Columnist focused on ideas and society

Education: Princeton University, AB in public and international affairs

Christine Emba writes about ideas for The Washington Post's Opinions section. She is the author of "Rethinking Sex: A Provocation." Before coming to The Post in 2015, Christine was the Hilton Kramer Fellow in Criticism at the New Criterion and a deputy editor at the Economist Intelligence Unit, focusing on technology and innovation. She grew up in Virginia and holds an A.B. in public and international affairs from Princeton University.
Latest from Christine Emba

Why do Americans want guns? It comes down to one word.

Is "an armed society a polite society," as the NRA would have it? Or is it no society at all?

May 15, 2023

How alarming are Florida’s higher-ed reforms? Students weigh in.

On the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, students and teachers worry about threats to education.

April 19, 2023

For a snapshot of the culture wars, watch a school board meeting

School board meetings remain, despite all interruptions, some of the most accessible venues for civic engagement in America.

March 7, 2023

What are America’s priorities? Ask the fashion world.

In the clothes we wear, all of us convey something about who we are — and what we think.

February 16, 2023

How do you stop abortion? Here’s what antiabortion marchers told me.

Marchers for life record their strategies for ending abortion in America.

January 26, 2023

In search of clarity and fresh air, roller skating into the new year

In 2023, I'm committing to roller skating — the antidote to the screens, lethargy and distractions of modern life.

January 1, 2023

A ‘right to sex’ is not the cure for what ails so many men

What they really crave is intimacy.

October 25, 2022

Lost in the college-major-regret story: It’s not about the majors

Look deeper at survey results about college-related dissatisfaction and you’ll find something else at the root of the problem.

September 25, 2022

Finally, a billionaire willing to smack back at capitalism

If only more billionaires were as ticked off about the state of the world as Patagonia’s Yvon Chouinard.

September 16, 2022

Why ‘longtermism’ isn’t ethically sound

A seductive new philosophy ranks stopping hypothetical future catastrophes over helping people currently on Earth.

September 5, 2022