Journalist & Commentator
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 >
"Irin Carmon came to the Johns Hopkins University campus to speak to the undergraduate community about the effect women had on the 2012 election. Her engaging talk emphasized changing political ideologies, the large impact of social media, shifting demographics, and the future. An incredibly talented writer and speaker, Carmon gave an enlightening view of the role women will play in politics in the past, present, and future."
"Irin was spectacular at Duke! Her sharp wit, uncanny smarts, and down-to-earth candor made everyone in the room feel like they were having a conversation with a friend—a brilliant one. She crafted an engaging talk that exactly met our needs, but was also willing to respond to endless questions from eager aspiring writers. We'll be sure to have her back soon!"
"Irin spoke with about 80 Women's Medical Fund supporters, including many students and young professionals, and received high praise from all. She was engaging, well-informed, and was able to synthesize complex information such that everyone who attended had a clearer picture of the critical issues at hand. We would welcome the opportunity to have Irin come and speak again!"
"Irin Carmon was one of the most thoughtful, relatable, and engaging speakers we have brought to campus. She immediately connected with our students and challenged them to think critically about reproductive justice. Irin was also incredibly flexible and easy to work with."