Christina Sommers

Christina Hoff Sommers is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. She is a member of the Board of Advisors of Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. Before joining AEI, she was a professor in ethics at Clark University, where she specialized in moral theory.  Her articles have appeared in publications such as The Journal of Philosophy, The New England Journal of MedicineThe Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesThe Washington PostThe New RepublicThe Weekly Standard, and The Atlantic.

She is best known for her defense of classical liberal feminism and her critique of gender feminism. Her books include “Freedom Feminism—Its Surprising History and Why It Matters Today” (AEI, 2013); “One Nation Under Therapy” (St. Martin’s Press, 2005), coauthored with Sally Satel; “The War Against Boys” (Simon & Schuster, 2001 and 2013), which was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 2001; and “Who Stole Feminism?” (Simon & Schuster, 1995). Her textbook, “Vice and Virtue in Everyday Life,” currently in its ninth edition, is a bestseller in college ethics.

In addition to frequent radio and television appearances, Dr. Sommers is the host of the popular video blog, The Factual Feminist.

Sommers has appeared on numerous television programs including Sixty Minutes, the Oprah Winfrey Show, and twice on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. She has lectured and taken part in debates on more than one hundred college campuses and served on the national advisory board of the Independent Women’s Forum.

She earned her B.A. at New York University in 1971 and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. She earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from Brandeis University in 1979.

POPULAR LECTURES:

  1. Restoring Common Sense to Feminism
  2. Where Feminism Went Wrong (and how to set it right)
  3. Victims, Victims Everywhere: Trigger Warnings, Liberty, and the Academy
  4. How to survive the wacky gender politics on campus

Video series: The Factual Feminist

Twitter: @chsommers

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