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I write case studies for Columbia Business School (NYC) and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. I also write short case studies for businesses and nonprofits, including The Polis Center, a research unit of Indiana University.

My other writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Wilson Quarterly, Crain's Chicago, Virginia Magazine, the University of Chicago's Sightings, the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza Business, Kellogg Insight, Kellogg Magazine, On Wisconsin, Salon, and other publications.

Since 2010, I've been a contributing writer at the Chicago-based magazine In These Times, and I volunteer regularly at Taproot, which offers pro bono creative services to Chicago-area nonprofits. My most recent project was a brochure for WTTW, Chicago’s premiere public broadcaster.

My doctoral dissertation at Yale focused on politics and religion in the early twentieth-century U.S., and I've received fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation, the Huntington Library, and Yale. 

I’ve taught seminars on history, journalism, politics, the philosophy of William James, and the work of David Foster Wallace; and I’ve given presentations about pragmatism and politics at Yale, the University of California-San Diego, the University of Illinois-Chicago, and Northeastern Illinois University.


I'm finishing a novel set in Portland, Maine. Contact me at

Theo Anderson

Writer and Editor

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