Marcie Bianco, PhD, is an editor at Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), where she coedits and coproduces the quarterly print magazine and works with journalists across the world, who report on cross-sector and philanthropic ventures. At SSIR, she also leads the DEI initiative across its platforms, and she moderate a number of webinars on philanthropy, tech, business, and entrepreneurship.
Formerly she served as the Editorial & Communications Manager at the Clayman Institute at Stanford University, where she oversaw all editorial and communications work pertaining to the translation and dissemination of the Institute's gender research, for in-house, on-campus, and mainstream publications. She also managed the Institute's Gender News Feminist Writing Fellowship program, the only university fellowship in the nation that aims to train students how to become feminist journalists.
Bianco is the winner of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association’s Excellence in Online Journalism Award in 2016. She is columnist at the Women’s Media Center, and her journalism and writing can be found both online and in print at NBC Think, Pacific Standard, Quartz, Rolling Stone, Salon, Vanity Fair, and Vox, among other outlets.
Bianco has an undergraduate degree in Government from Harvard (cum laude); a MSt in Women's Studies from the University of Oxford (Hertford College); and a MA and a PhD in English Literature from Rutgers University. Her academic publications in journals and book collections run the gamut, from Christopher Marlowe to Gertrude Stein, trans-inclusive feminism to pop culture poetics. She has taught literature, composition, and social justice courses at Rutgers University, Fordham University, John Jay College, and Hunter College. Bianco writes, lectures, and makes media appearances on the topic of ethics, from feminism to race relations. A Lambda Literary Fellow in Nonfiction in 2013, her current creative writing projects include an autofiction about female academic affairs and a manuscript on the philosophy of feminism that argues for the value of freedom over equality.
Bianco is a SheSource expert.