Ann Neumann is the author of The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America, published by Beacon Press in 2016. It was reviewed by The New York Times Book Review, The New Physician Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Boston Globe and elsewhere. The Good Death examines the religious, social, legal and medical forces that have shaped death and dying in the US over the past 50 years. Her chapter on disparity in end of life care is included in Living with Class: Philosophical Reflections on Identity and Material Culture, edited by Brian Seitz and Ron Scapp (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).
Neumann is a visiting scholar at The Center for Religion and Media at New York University and a contributing editor to their publication, The Revealer, where she writes the monthly column, “The Patient Body,” about issues at the intersection of religion and medicine; she was the publication’s editor-in-chief from 2010 to 2013. She is also on the Center’s board.
Neumann is a contributing editor at Guernica, a magazine of art and politics, and has taught journalism courses at Drew University and New York University. Her work has appeared at The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Guardian, New York Law Review, BookForum, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Guernica and elsewhere. She has written about Amish romance novels, the 1970s rehab-cult Synanon, and the American Indian spirituality of Black Elk for The Baffler. She’s at annneumann.com and @otherspoon.