Green Festival Speakers
Barbara Ehrenreich's articles, reviews and essays have been widely published. She received the Sydney Hillman Award for Journalism and a Brill's Content Honorable Mention (1999) for a chapter of her book, Nickel and Dimed, (Owl Books, 2002) which appeared in Harper's in January 1999. A second essay entitled Maid to Order, which grew out of her research for this book, was also published in Harper's (2000).
Ms. Ehrenreich is the author of Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War (Metropolitan, 1997) and a collection of essays entitled The Worst Years of Our Lives: Irreverent Notes from a Decade of Greed (Random House Inc., 1990). She also wrote Fear of Falling: The Inner Life of the Middle Class (Pantheon Books, 1989), which was nominated for a National Book Critics' Award in 1989; The Snarling Citizen (Farrar, Straus ; Giroux, 1995); The Hearts of Men: American Dreams and the Flight from Commitment (Anchor Books/Doubleday, 1983); The American Health Empire: Power, Profits and Politics (Vintage Books, 1971), with John Ehrenreich; Witches, Midwives and Nurses: A History of Women Healers (Feminist Press, 1972); For Her Own Good: 150 Years of the Experts' Advice to Women (Anchor Press, 1978), with Deirdre English; ReMaking Love: The Feminization of Sex (Random House Inc., 1986), with Elizabeth Hess and Gloria Jacobs; The Mean Season: The Attack on Social Welfare (Pantheon Books, 1987), with Frances Fox Piven, Richard Cloward, and Fred Block; and a novel, Kipper's Game (Farrar, Straus ; Giroux, 1993). She has most recently coedited a collection of essays with Arlie Russell Hochschild called Global Woman (Metropolitan, 2002). Her essay in Harper's Welcome to Cancerland was a finalist for a National Magazine Award in 2003.
Ms. Ehrenreich has a Phd in Biology from The Rockefeller University and has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Ford Foundation Award for Humanistic Perspectives on Contemporary Society (1982), a Guggenheim Fellowship (198788) and a grant for Research and Writing from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (1995). She shared the National Magazine Award for Excellence in Reporting (1980) and has received honorary degrees from Reed College, the State University of New York at Old Westbury, the College of Wooster in Ohio, John Jay College, UMassLowell and La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. In 1998 and in 2000 she taught essaywriting at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.