• Committee: Mary Hawkesworth, Ethel Brooks, oanna Regulska
  • Post-MA Employment/Education: Writer, columnist, founder of Feministing.com
  • Thesis/Practicum: Practicum: Feminist Organizing? An Examination of a Global Campaign in the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women with the Women's Environment and Development Organization's Gender and Governance Program
Jessica Valenti is a blogger, feminist writer, and founder of Feministing.com. She is the author or co-author of four books on women's issues, including Full Frontal Feminism (2007), He's a Stud, She's a Slut (2008), The Purity Myth (2009), and Why Have Kids? (2012). Her work appears in Ms., The Nation, The Washington Post, Alternet, and The Guardian. In 2011, The Guardian named her one of their "top 100 women" for her work to bring the feminsit movement online.