lucy tiven is a journalist, critic, and poet living in los angeles. she likes to write about the cold war and its aesthetic afterlives, lost utopias, and the nuclear imaginary. her research interests also include literary modernity and the national security state, airpower, drone theory, & law as literature. 

she began her career in literary journalism and the arts beat and has since covered politics, science, culture, and technology as well as work in diplomatic speechwriting on northeast asia, alliance management, and trade. 

available for writing, editing, and research assistance on a freelance, part-time, or project basis, you can reach her at or @lucytiven on twitter.