Christina Hoff Sommers

Christina Hoff Sommers is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Before joining AEI she was a professor of philosophy 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 Medicine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, Slate, The Daily Beast, and The Atlantic.

Sommers is the editor of Vice and Virtue in Everyday Life, a leading college ethics textbook, and the author of Who Stole Feminism? and The War Against Boys—the latter was a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year” for 2000. She is co-author of One Nation Under Therapy. Her new book Freedom Feminism was published in June, 2013; and a revised and new edition of the War Against Boys came out in August, 2013.

Sommers has appeared on numerous television programs including Sixty Minutes, Oprah, and twice on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show.  She has lectured and taken part in debates on more than one hundred college campuses.  She hosts a weekly video blog.  The Factual Feminist which has attracted more than three million views.

 

Related Sessions
Sunday 18 October 2015, 10.00 Frobisher Auditorium 1
Sunday 18 October 2015, 16.00 Cinema 2
Sunday 18 October 2015, 17.30 Frobisher Auditorium 1

Publications

The War Against Boys: How Misguided Policies Are Harming Our Young Men (Simon & Schuster, 2013)

Should we fear democracy?

"Although 'battle' suggests destruction, these were some of the most constructive debates I've taken part in. This was civilised conflict in the best sense of both words."
Julian Baggini, author, Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, and The Ego Trick

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