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Mary Eberstadt

Mary Eberstadt is an editor and author who focuses on a wide range of issues concerning politics, Christianity, the family, and female roles in Western society. She graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University (Philosophy, Government) where she was a four-year Telluride scholar.

Mary is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Faith and Reason Institute in Washington, D.C. She has been a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC. Mary focuses on issues of American society, culture, and philosophy. She has written widely for various magazines and newspapers, including Policy Review, The Weekly Standard, First Things, The American Spectator, Los Angeles Times, London Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

She has also authored a number of books, including It’s Dangerous to Believe: Religious Freedom and Its Enemies and her most recent book Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics.

In addition, Mary was the founder of the Kirkpatrick Society, a literary network for women and named after her late mentor, U.N. Ambassador Jeanne Kirkpatrick. She is engaged with several non-profit and charitable groups, including The Merry Beggars, an association of young Catholic artists creating transformative theater; Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Togo, Africa, led by Rev. William Ryan; the Catholic Information Center; and Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC. She has been a Trustee of Telluride Association, and spent five years on its Board of Custodians. Mary has also served on the Academic Board of Advisors to the Templeton Foundation. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors.

Mary is married to Nicholas Eberstadt, author and economist, and they have four children.