Jill Lepore

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:30 pm
Venue: Nourse Theater

Series: Cultural Studies

Jill Lepore is a professor of American history at Harvard University and chair of Harvard’s History and Literature Program. She is a staff writer at The New Yorker, and her essays and reviews have also appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles TimesThe American Scholar, and in scholarly journals including the Journal of American HistoryThe American Historical Review, and American Quarterly. Her 2013 biography of Jane Franklin Mecom, Book of Ages, was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Her newest book is The Secret History of Wonder Woman, a riveting work that unfolds both the origin of one of American popular culture’s most iconic figures and the history of twentieth-century feminism.