Marlene Fried

Professor Emerita of Philosophy
Hampshire Professor Marlene Gerber Fried
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Marlene Fried

Marlene Gerber Fried, professor emerita of philosophy received her Ph.D. in philosophy 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 GutiƩrrez 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-authored 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 served for 21 years on the board of the National Network of Abortion Funds. She was also the founding president and continues to serve on the board of the Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts. She also works on abortion advocacy internationally with the Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights.

She is a recipient of the 2014 Felicia Stewart Advocacy Award as well as the Warrior Women Award from SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective.