Marlene Gerber Fried, professor of philosophy and director of the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program--a program for reproductive rights education and activism, received her Ph.D. from Brown University. In 2010-2011, she was Interim President of Hampshire College.
Her scholarship and teaching is focused primarily on abortion rights and access, reproductive and sexual rights and health, and legal theory. She edited From Abortion Rights to Reproductive Freedom: Transforming A Movement, is co-author with Jael Silliman, Loretta Ross, and Elena Gutiérrez of Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice, November, 2004 (awarded the Myers Outstanding Book Award by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights), and co-author of the chapter on abortion in the 2005 edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves.
She is also a long-time reproductive rights activist and was the founding president and continues to serve on the board of the National Network of Abortion Funds and the Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts. She also works on abortion advocacy internationally with the Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights.
Recent and Upcoming Courses
CSI-0215: From Choice to Justice: The Politics of the Abortion Debate (Spring 2014)
CSI-137T: The Battle Between Science and Religion in Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy (Fall 2013)
CSI-0224: The Battle Between Science & Religion in Sexual & Reproductive Health (Fall 2011)
The Battle Between Science & Religion in Sexual & Reproductive Health (Fall 2010)