Carol Gilligan

Carol Gilligan

Carol Gilligan is the author of In a Different Voice (Harvard University Press, 1982), described by Harvard University Press as “the little book that started a revolution.”  Her 2002 book, The Birth of Pleasure (Knopf), was described by the Times Literary Supplement as “a thrilling new paradigm.”  She was the Graham professor of Gender Studies at Harvard, the Pitt Professor of American History and Culture at the University of Cambridge, the recipient of a Heinz award for her contributions to understanding the human condition, and was named by Time magazine as one of the 25 most influential Americans. Gilligan is a novelist and playwright as well as a psychologist. Her novel Kyra (Random House, 2008), and her play, “The Scarlet Letter,” written with her son Jonathan Gilligan, has become the libretto for an opera called “Pearl.”  She is currently University Professor of Applied Psychology and the Humanities at New York University, and her most recent book is Joining the Resistance (Polity, 2011).

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