Margaret Morganroth Gullette

Margaret Morganroth Gullette is a cultural critic and nonfiction writer, an internationally known age critic, an essayist, feminist, and activist. Her latest book is Agewise: Fighting the New Ageism in America. More

Margaret Morganroth Gullette is a cultural critic and prize-winning writer of nonfiction, an internationally known age critic, an essayist, feminist, and activist. Her latest book, Agewise: Fighting the New Ageism in America, is called "important social criticism from a prominent scholar" by Publishers Weekly. Aged by Culture (also University of Chicago Press), was chosen a noteworthy book of the year by the Christian Science Monitor Declining to Decline: Cultural Combat and the Politics of the Midlife won the Emily Toth award in 1998 for the best feminist book on American popular culture. Her first book in age studies is Safe at Last in the Middle Years.

Her essay, "The Contagion of Euphoria," won the Daniel Singer Millennial Prize in 2008. Other essays, frequently cited as notable in Best American Essays, have appeared in many literary quarterlies, including The Kenyon Review and Yale Review. Gullette has also written for the The New York Times Magazine, The Nation, Ms., The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, www.womensenews.org, www.alternet.org, www.salon.com, American Prospect, and American Scholar.

She has been the recipient of NEH, ACLS, and Bunting Fellowships. Quotations from her books appear in The Quotable Woman: The First Five Thousand Years. She is a member of PEN-America and a resident scholar at the Women's Studies Research Center, Brandeis University.

For reprint permission, write to mgullette@msn.com.

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