Nancy L. Cohen is an award-winning author, historian, and leading national expert on gender and American politics. She is the author of four books, including Breakthrough, on women, gender and politics in contemporary America, Delirium: The Politics of Sex in America, on sex, feminism, and political polarization, and The Reconstruction of American Liberalism, on the politics of economic inequality in post-Civil War America.

Nancy’s articles and political commentary have been published in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Guardian, and elsewhere, and she has appeared on MSNBC, NPR and many other broadcasts. She speaks frequently at conferences, literary festivals, and universities across the nation.

Currently, Nancy is working on two new books, one on women’s leadership and the other on political corruption, as well as consulting on gender policy to governments and nonprofit organizations. Previously, she held teaching and research positions at UCLA, Occidental College and elsewhere. Nancy holds a PhD in History from Columbia University.

Nancy lives in Los Angeles with her two daughters, husband, and four stepchildren. You can find her on twitter @nancylcohen and on FaceBook at

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