I’m a journalist covering health, society, business innovation and culture. I’m interested in the paradox of choice inherent in discussions about modern fertility, the tensions between financial interests and medical innovation, and the tendency of the fertility industry–lacking much real oversight or regulation–to veer towards a medical wild west.
My writing has appeared in New York Times, the Guardian, Undark, Mosaic Science, MIT Sloan Management Review, Al Jazeera America, Salon.com, the Huffington Post, the Chronicle of Higher Education, strategy +business, Prospect magazine, Forbes Woman, the Daily Telegraph, the Erotic Review, the Irish Times, the Irish Sunday Independent, the Irish Echo, Irish Voice and the EU’s science magazine, Horizon. I’ve been an intern at Salon.com, a fact-checker at the New York Times Syndicate, and a deputy editor at the Economist Intelligence Unit. I’ve also appeared on RTE’s Drivetime, reporting on issues like fertility treatments in Europe and on the case of Dutch fertility doctor, Jan Karbaat.
I hold a doctorate in ancient Greek literature from Oxford University and co-edited a book about the Greek philosopher, Plutarch, published by Oxford University Press. Based in Brussels, I previously lived in Dublin, London and in New York, where I had a studentship to study cultural journalism at NYU.
To get in touch, send me an email (info AT friedaklotz DOT com). And, a note: some parts of this website are still under construction so please bear with me while we smooth out the appearance.