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Pamela Haag ’88

Pamela Haag ’88  garnered praise from New York Times columnist David Brooks in his annual Sidney Awards for best magazine essays of the year. Haag’s piece, “Death by Treacle,” which appeared in The AmericanPamela_Haag1.jpg Scholar, explores modern culture’s level of disclosure and expression of sentiment. Combining a Ph.D. in American women’s history from Yale University with a knack for cultural commentary, Haag is a nonfiction writer, feminist, and opinion-shaper. Her most recent book, Marriage Confidential: Love in the Post-Romantic Age, was labeled “flat-out brilliant” by The Washington Post and was recently released in paperback. She is also the author of Consent: Sexual Rights and the Transformation of American Liberalism and Voices of a Generation. Haag writes a weekly column, “Marriage 3.0,” for Big Think magazine, and her work has appeared in outlets such as NPR, The Christian Science Monitor, Ms. magazine, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Slate, Huffington Post, and The Antioch Review. She has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mellon Foundation, and postdoctoral fellowships at Brown and Rutgers universities. She holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from Goucher College and also won honorable mention in The Atlantic’s 2008 national nonfiction contest.

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