About

Ever since she was a child and stumbled onto her parents’ copy of Working by Studs Terkel, the InterviewNerd has loved reading Q&As, oral history and all manner of interviews. InterviewNerd.com was created to celebrate good interviewing and, in some cases, to call out bad interviewing.

To this end, I-nerd embraces sincere, simple questions that are asked in pursuit of new information. In contrast, I-nerd does not care for interviews in which questioners comment, preen and ramble.

I-nerd will always put the interview subject at the forefront – that’s a promise.

This website will carry two new Q&As on a variety of topics on the first of every month, as well as frequent updates, comments and links of interest, so please check back on a regular basis.

About the I-nerd

The InterviewNerd is the nom de plume of Amy DePaul, an award-winning writer based in Irvine, California.

Amy DePaul is a college instructor at the University of California, Irvine and California State University, Fullerton. She worked on the staff of one of Florida’s largest newspapers, and her articles have appeared in a number of metropolitan dailies, including The Washington Post, Dallas Morning News, London Independent and many others.

She recently won an award from the Education Writers Association for her article on a high school teacher who was sued by a student for bashing Christianity. Her writing on conservative social policy won her a media award from the Council on Contemporary Families.

Here are some of her other Q&As in recent years:

Iraqi’s leading feminist

Iranian professor of American studies

Red states v. blue states

Americans and the marriage-go-round

Beyond marriage

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