Margaret Morganroth Gullette, PhD

Margaret Morganroth Gullette is a prize-winning writer of nonfiction, and an internationally known age critic, essayist, and activist.

Her latest book, “Agewise: Fighting the New Ageism in America” (2011, 2013), won a 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Award. “Aged by Culture” (2004) was named a “Noteworthy Book of the Year” by the Christian Science Monitor. “Declining to Decline” (1997) won the Emily Toth Award for best feminist book on American popular culture.

Her essays, one the winner of the Daniel Singer Millennium Prize, are frequently cited as notable in Best American Essays. She has published in The New York Times, Ms., Al Jazeera, Guardian, The Nation, American Scholar, and The American Prospect.

A recipient of NEH, ACLS, and Bunting fellowships, she is a resident scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University. In Nicaragua, her work has helped hundreds to graduate from a high school she co-founded.