My name is Joshua Preston and I write about Neuroscience and the Law, the Humanities, Atheism, Politics, and the History of the Midwest.
In 2013 I graduated from the University of Minnesota-Morris with a BA in Political Science and History. While a student I served as a representative to the Board of Regents and was later elected to serve on the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party’s State Executive Committee (2012-2014). Having grown up in western Minnesota, since 2009 I’ve been honored to speak at multiple conferences about both rural youth identity and rural arts and culture.
Currently I am a researcher at the Eagleman Lab’s Initiative on Neuroscience and Law where every day I learn something new. The work we’re doing now focuses on the “big data” analysis of public criminal records. The hope is that we’ll be able to track patterns in crime across time. There’s a lot of data entry.
Lastly, I write poetry and short fiction (in 2012 I attended the Jack Kerouac School’s Summer Writing Program). Also, having kept a journal since high school, I’m a proud diarist. My literary interests gravitate toward Midwest themes and the Beat Generation although I appreciate the classics.
Email: Preston [at] Neulaw.org
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