Joseph Osmundson

Joseph Osmundson is a scientist and writer from a small town in Washington State. He holds a PhD in molecular biophysics and is a postdoctoral fellow in systems biology at NYU. His writing has appeared in Los Angeles Review of Books, Los Angeles Review, Rumpus, Gawker, Salon, and Feminist Wire, where he is an associate editor, and is collected at

The Selfish Queen

By Joseph Osmundson

My grandmother died a twentieth-century cancer death. Arijit Guha died in the twenty-first century. I watched him die on Facebook. She was eighty-four. He was thirty-two. I went to college […]