Chandra Clarke

Chandra Clarke is a Creative Writing PhD student at Anglia Ruskin. Her project will explore how new technologies are adopted and how they are spread. Of particular interest is why technologies are inevitably adapted into uses unforeseen by their creators, how a single technology can spawn countless cottage industries and mini-ecosystems, and especially how it can generate ethical dilemmas. She is also interested in researching the use of science fiction as a tool for the public understanding of science.

Chandra has a diploma in robotics, a BA in English and Psychology, an MSc in Space Exploration Studies, and a certificate in fiction writing. She began her career as a freelance reporter, contributing to a variety of online and print publications including Discovery Channel Online, Ivanhoe Broadcast News, The North Kent Leader, The Wallaceburg Courier Press, The Chatham Daily News, and Voice of the Kent Farmer.

She moved up to Managing Editor of a weekly community paper before starting her own company in 1997. As an entrepreneur, she wrote a regular column for PROFITGuide Magazine, and as a citizen science advocate, she wrote for Popular Science. She maintains both a personal blog and a citizen science blog; the latter was a Webby Award Honoree. One of her short stories, Daddy’s Good Girl was anthologized in Single Women – Alive and Well.

Selected Publications

Bodine, B., Clarke, C., Evans, L., Kulik, C., Lau, K., Lo, C. and Ohlandt, C., 2002. Global space outreach initiatives and new ideas from the Space Generation Summit. In 53rd International Astronautical Congress of the International Astronautical Federation(IAF), Houston, TX.

Clarke, C.K., 2014. TEDx: You Can Do Science Too! [online] Available at: <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7XOcB6_TWw> [Accessed 16 Jan. 2017].

Clarke, C., 2014. Hot or Not… For Sunspots. Popular Science. [online] 16 Jun. Available at: <http://www.popsci.com/blog-network/do-try-home/hot-or-not-sunspots> [Accessed 16 Jan. 2017].

Clarke, C.K., 2001. Daddy’s Good Girl. In: D. Lorang and A.E. Byrnes, eds., Single Women – Alive and Well! 1st Books.

Clarke, C., 2013. Why Passion Is for Punks. PROFITGuide. [online] 22 May. Available at: <http://www.profitguide.com/manage-grow/strategy-operations/why-passion-is-for-punks-52510> [Accessed 16 Jan. 2017].

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