Participant Detail

Judith Levine

Author/Journalist,

BIOGRAPHY:

For 25 years as a journalist and author, Judith Levine has explored the ways history, culture, politics, and the economy are entwined in intimate life – in sexuality, feelings about health and the body, families, and personal identity. Her work expresses a forceful moral politics that balances a vision of the “greater good” with a fierce defense of personal freedom.

She is the author of Do You Remember Me?: A Father, a Daughter, and a Search for the Self (Free Press, 2004), Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children From Sex (University of Minnesota Press), which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 2002, and My Enemy, My Love: Women, Masculinity, and the Dilemmas of Gender. She has contributed to dozens of national magazines and widely anthologized on subjects ranging from gay marriage to human genetic engineering; her work has been widely anthologized.

Levine is a founder of the National Writers Union and No More Nice Girls and an activist in feminism and civil liberties. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, and in Northeastern Vermont.

CONFERENCE SPEAKER:

Speaker on Plenary #1: The Social and Political Meaning of the New Genetic and Reproductive Technologies
6 May, 9:30 - 11:00

SUBMITTED DOCUMENTS:

What Genetic Modification Means for Women by Judith Levine
* A Feminist Vision: For Freedom and Justice by Judith Levine