Kavin Senapathy

Writer · Madison, Wisconsin

Kavin Senapathy is a freelance writer covering science, health, food, parenting, and the intersection of these issues, with work appearing in Forbes, Slate, SELF Magazine, Skeptical Inquirer, SciMoms blog and more. In 2015 she was a finalist for the Shorty Award in Science, alongside Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson. She starred in the 2017 short documentary Science Moms, which explores the world of moms striving to raise their kids with fact rather than the hype too common in today’s parenting world. She is a sought-after media source, regularly quoted in publications like NPR, The Atlantic, New York Magazine, Parenting Magazine, Food Business News, AgWeb, The Holmes Report and more. Senapathy is the co-author of “The Fear Babe:  Shattering Vani Hari’s Glass House,” a book discussing popular food misconceptions and why they proliferate. Her chapter in the recent MIT Press book “Pseudoscience” is entitled “Swaying Pseudoscience – The Inoculation Effect.”

Those wanting to hear about how consumers, parents and the public should interpret media and marketing, how experts and scientists can connect with the public, and why science activism is necessary in the pursuit of social justice, will value her perspective. Senapathy has spoken to diverse audiences, ranging from industry insiders and farmers, to secular and skeptic groups. Find her on Facebook and Twitter.

She speaks on a variety of topics, including:

  • Skeptical parenting
  • How marketers exploit parents’ fears
  • Feminism and marketing
  • The Misinformation Hydra and how (not to) slay it
  • The need for activism in science
  • Food system myths (food science, preservatives, organic, “GMOs,” chemophobia)
  • Why “GMO” is a social justice issue



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Topics: Media, Skepticism
Subtopics: Alternative medicine, Conspiracy theories, Journalism, Pseudoscience, Science denial, Skeptic movement

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