© 2019 by Jennifer R. Bernstein




Tennessee Is a Guinea Pig for Frightening New Medicaid Experiments (November 5, 2019) / The Nation


Washington's Struggling Medical Residents Need a Raise (October 9, 2019) / The Nation


What Does an Engagement Ring Really Mean? (July 3, 2019) / The Goods by Vox

A Cigar on the Roof with You (June 25, 2019) / Gay Magazine

In Search of Absence in Antarctica (June 19, 2019) / Hazlitt

Resident Wellness Is a Lie: Part 1 (February 18, 2019) / In-House

Part 2 (March 8, 2019)

Part 3 (April 24, 2019)

The Everyday Magic of Scrubs (June 13, 2017) / Racked

A Meditation on the Ineffable Grandeur of Churches (April 26, 2017) / Hyperallergic

Notes on the Psychodrama at Arsenal (March 27, 2017) / Eephus Magazine

On the Enduring Appeal of the Bildungsroman (March 8, 2017) / Ploughshares

The Surgical Resident Life (January 17, 2017) / Catapult

How Do We Learn to Forgive Our Fathers? (December 13, 2016) / MEL Magazine

People of the Book: Jewish Lessons in Reading (December 6, 2016) / Ploughshares

The Life of the Party (October 31, 2016) / Essentialist

Moments in the Rose-Garden: The Literature of Stillness (October 18, 2016) / Ploughshares

The Poetics of Madness: Reading and Writing Mental Illness (September 15, 2016) / Ploughshares

Go West, Young Man: America and the Literature of Place (August 23, 2016) / Ploughshares

A Better Way of Talking About Beauty (August 19, 2016) / Pacific Standard

Readers in Exile: The Elsewheres of Andre Aciman (July 26, 2016) / Ploughshares

Between Eternity and Time (June 24, 2016) / The Los Angeles Review of Books

Welcome to League D (June 2, 2016) / Eephus Magazine

Why Literature Needs Psychology (May 2, 2016) / Literary Hub

I Was Wrong (April 15, 2016) / Brooklyn Magazine

00CC33 (March 18, 2016) / WebSafe2k16

What if Seattle Is Just Not a World Class City of Literature? (February 1, 2016) / The Stranger

A Cruel Mistress (August 24, 2015) / The Seattle Review of Books

The Best Time I Called in to a Radio Advice Show (March 2012) / The Hairpin

Harry Potter, Teen Idol (July 2011) / The Daily

Lady Gaga: Fame Over (April 2010) / PopMatters

Nonsense and New Sensibility / The New Inquiry

Reading and the Pleasures of Domination / The New Inquiry

Writing About the Past and the Trick of Memory / The New Inquiry

Therapy and the Idea of the Love Cure / The New Inquiry

Inquiring Minds / The New Inquiry


2019. Opioid-Free Anesthesia for Open-Heart Surgery Using Pectoral Fascia Blocks: A 19-Patient Case Series. Poster presented at ASRA: April 12, 2019; Las Vegas, NV.

2018. A Simulation Study to Evaluate Improvements in Anesthesia Work Environment Contamination After Implementation of an Infection Prevention Bundle. Anesthesia & Analgesia, 127(3), 662-670.


Jennifer R. Bernstein is a cofounder and former editor of The New Inquiry. She has written essays and criticism for LARB, LitHub, Brooklyn Magazine, The Daily, The Hairpin, and elsewhere. She hails from NYC but has spent the last five years in Seattle, WA.

She lives on Twitter @jenniferrenu.



Jennifer R. Bernstein is a cofounder and former editor of The New Inquiry. She has written essays and criticism for LARB, LitHub, Brooklyn Magazine, Pacific Standard, Hazlitt, The Nation, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. She is interested in literature, the arts, place and space, sex and gender, medicine and healthcare, and the beautiful game, among other subjects. She hails from New York and lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband, an angry cat, and a lazy dog.


Twitter: @jenniferrenu

IG: jenniferrenu

Email: jennifer.r.bernstein at gmail dot com