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Irin  Carmon

Irin Carmon

Journalist & Commentator

Biography

Described by The New York Times as being "known for her smarts and feminist bona fides," Irin Carmon is a journalist and author. She is the co-author of Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (2015) which spent three months on the Times bestseller list and has gone into its twelfth printing. "That I responded so personally to it is a testimony to Ms. Carmon's storytelling and panache," the paper's staff book critic, Jennifer Senior, wrote of Notorious RBG. Read More >

From 2013-2016 she was a national reporter at MSNBC and NBC News, reporting on gender, politics, and the law, with a special emphasis on reproductive rights and the Supreme Court. She is also a distinguished fellow at the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College and has been a visiting fellow in the Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice at Yale Law School. Her work covering women's rights for a variety of publications has been honored by numerous organizations. In 2011, she was one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Media, which described her as a "confident and passionate polemicist."

She graduated from Harvard, magna cum laude with highest honors in literature, in 2005, and from the Waldorf School of Garden City in 2001. Born in Israel, she is fluent in Hebrew and Spanish and proficient in Portuguese. Read Less ^

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How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Won the Internet & Why It Matters

Notorious RBG: An Intergenerational Perspective on Feminism

What's At Stake for Women At The Supreme Court

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