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One of the most recognized and original social commentators, author/journalist Barbara Ehrenreich has been a contributing writer for Time Magazine since 1990. Her articles covering healthcare, class, families, sex, and gender politics have appeared in a range of national publications, including The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, The Nation, The New Republic, The Progressive, and Harper's.

Ehrenreich received the Sydney Hillman Award for Journalism and a Brill's Content Honorable Mention for a chapter of Nickel and Dimed, which appeared in Harper's in January 1999. A second essay entitled "Maid to Order," which grew out of her research for this book, was also published by Harper's (April 2000), where it generated so many letters that the magazine had to create a special section to accommodate them. Both articles drew widespread media interest.

She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Ford Foundation Award for Humanistic Perspectives on Contemporary Society in 1982, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1987-88, and a grant for Research and Writing from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 1995. She shared the National Magazine Award for Excellence in Reporting in 1980 and has received honorary degrees from Reed College, the State University of New York at Old Westbury, the College of Wooster in Ohio, and La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. She has a Ph.D. in biology from the Rockefeller University and a B.A. from Reed College. She has taught at the Graduate School of Journalism at U. C. Berkeley and at Brandeis University.


Long March, Short Spring; The Student Uprising at Home and Abroad
With John Ehrenreich
New York: Monthly Review Press
The American Health Empire: Power, Profits, and Politics
With John Ehrenreich
New York: Random House
Witches, Midwives, and Nurses; A History of Women Healers
With Deirdre English
Old Westbury, NY: The Feminist Press
Complaints and Disorders; The Sexual Politics of Sickness
With Deirdre English
Old Westbury, NY: Feminist Press
For Her Own Good: 150 Years of the Experts' Advice to Women
With Deirdre English
Garden City, NY: Anchor Press/Doubleday
Women in the Global Factory
With Annette Fuentes
Boston: South End Press
The Hearts of Men: American Dreams and the Flight from Commitment
Garden City, NY: Anchor Press/Doubleday
Poverty in the American Dream: Women & Children First
With Karin Stallard and Holly SklarBoston: South End Press
Re-making Love: The Feminization of Sex
With Elizabeth Hess and Gloria Jacobs
Garden City, NY : Anchor Press/Doubleday
Fear of Falling: The Inner Life of the Middle Class
New York: Pantheon Books
The Worst Years of Our Lives: Irreverent Notes from a Decade of Greed
New York: Pantheon Books
Kipper's Game
New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux
The Snarling Citizen: Essays
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War
New York: Metropolitan Books
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America
New York: Metropolitan Books
Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy
Edited with Arlie Russell Hochschild
New York: Metropolitan Books

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