Christina Hoff Sommers

Resident Scholar

Christina Hoff Sommers, a former philosophy professor who taught ethics, is probably best known for her critique of late-twentieth-century feminism. She is also known for her extensive writings, among them Who Stole Feminism? (Touchstone Books, 1995), The War Against Boys (Touchstone Books, 2001), One Nation Under Therapy (St. Martin's Press, 2005), and The Science on Women and Science (AEI Press, 2009). Her textbook, Vice and Virtue in Everyday Life, a bestseller in college ethics, is currently in its ninth edition. Her new book Freedom Feminism—Its Surprising History and Why it Matters Today will be published in spring 2013 by AEI Press. A new and revised version of The War Against Boys: How Misguided Policies Are Harming our Young Men will be out in August 2013 (Simon and Schuster).

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Experience

  • Associate Professor, 1986-99; Assistant Professor, 1980-86, Clark University
  • Visiting Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh, Semester at Sea, 1987-88
  • Instructor, University of Massachusetts Boston, 1978-80

Education

Ph.D., philosophy, Brandeis University
B.A., New York University
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