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Elizabeth Yuko

location-pin New York City Metropolitan Area

School: Dublin City University

Expertise: history, crime, psychology, social justice

Elizabeth Yuko

  • Adjunct professor of ethics at Fordham University
  • Published in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Architectural Digest, the Atlantic, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Teen Vogue, the History Channel, Real Simple and Lifehacker
  • TV appearances as an expert commentator include Mysteries at the Museum (Travel Channel), Beyond the Unknown (Travel Channel), MetroFocus (PBS) and AJStream (Al Jazeera English)
  • Professional-speaker appearances include Beacon College (Florida), Fordham University (New York), the Museum of Morbid Anatomy (Brooklyn), the Lloyd Library and Museum (Cincinnati) and the Harriet Beecher Stowe House (Cincinnati)

Experience

Elizabeth is an award-winning journalist and bioethicist from New York City covering knowledge, culture, politics, history and lesser-known facts about holidays and traditions. In addition to Reader's Digest, she writes for the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Architectural Digest, the Atlantic, Bloomberg CityLab, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Teen Vogue, the History Channel, Real Simple and Lifehacker.

Education

Dublin City University PhD, Bioethics Dublin City University LLM, Migration Law Dublin City University MA, International Security and Conflict Studies

Articles

These Are the Strongest Hurricanes Ever to Hit the United States

Most of us weren't alive when the strongest hurricane ever touched down on U.S. soil. Here's how the top 10 worst hurricanes stack up.

Why Do We Kiss at Midnight on New Year’s Eve?

Before you plant a New Year’s kiss on someone, learn the origins of this popular tradition

What Is the Electoral Count Act—and Why Did the House Vote to Reform It?

Updating the 135-year-old Electoral Count Act could help safeguard future presidential elections. Here’s how.