Kavin Senapathy

Writer — Madison, WI

Kavin Senapathy is a science communicator tackling myths on science, health, agriculture, biotechnology and food. She is the director of international pro-science, pro-biotech activist organization March Against Myths, and co-author of “The Fear Babe: Shattering Vani Hari’s Glass House,” a book discussing popular food misconceptions and why they proliferate in the face of compelling evidence against them. With a flair for refuting misconceptions popular in the internet’s wild west, she is a regular contributor to Forbes and Grounded Parents, with work appearing in Gawker, Slate, Genetic Literacy Project and more. In 2015 she was a finalist for the Shorty Award in Science, alongside Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson. She is a sought-after media source, regularly quoted in publications like NPR, The Atlantic, New York Magazine, Parenting Magazine, Food Business News, AgWeb, The Holmes Report and more.

Those wanting to hear about how consumers, parents and the public should interpret media and marketing, how experts and scientists can connect with the public, and why science activism is necessary in the pursuit of social justice, will value her perspective. Senapathy has spoken to diverse audiences, ranging from industry insiders and farmers, to secular and skeptic groups. She regularly contributes to Forbes.com. You can also find her Facebook page here.

Watch Kavin's talk at Skepticon 8:

Kavin can be reached via email

She speaks on a variety of topics, including: 

  • Skeptical parenting
  • How marketers exploit parents' fears
  • Feminism and marketing
  • Why science communication is a marathon and not a sprint
  • The Misinformation Hydra and how (not to) slay it
  • The need for activism in science
  • Food system myths (food science, organic, "GMOs," chemophobia)

 

Topic(s): Media, Skepticism

Sub-topic(s): Journalism, Alternative medicine, Conspiracy theories, Pseudoscience, Science denial, Skeptic movement