Rebecca Traister, noted writer and media commentator on women in politics, will speak in Whitaker Auditorium room 303 on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 4pm.
She is the author of "All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation." Her book is among the "Best Books of 2016" identified by NPR and other news sources. It is included in the Notable Books of 2016 list of the New York Times, described as "a deeply researched and thought-provoking examination of the role of single women throughout history." A Boston Globe review concluded “…we're better off reading Rebecca Traister on women, politics, and America than pretty much anyone else.”
Traister is writer at large for New York magazine and a contributing editor at Elle. A National Magazine Award finalist, she has contributed to The New Republic and Salon and has also contributed to The Nation, The New York Observer, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vogue, Glamour and Marie Claire.
She is also the author of the 2010 award-winning book, "Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election That Changed Everything for American Women," the election of 2008.
The talk is sponsored by the Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries and the Lehigh University Department of English. Rebecca is the daughter of emerita professor Barbara Traister.