Deborah Fallows is a linguist and a contributing writer for The Atlantic. She has written extensively on language, education, families and work, China, travel, and American life for The Atlantic, National Geographic, Slate, The New York Times, The Washington Post,and The Washington Monthly.
Fallows and her husband, James Fallows, are in production with HBO on a feature documentary based on their national bestselling book, Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America.
Previously, Fallows worked at the Pew Research Center, as director of data architecture for Oxygen Media, and at Georgetown University.
Deborah and James Fallows live in Washington DC, and have five grandchildren.