Marcie Bianco, PhD, is a writer, editor, lecturer, and cultural critic.

Her first book, Breaking Free: The Lie of Equality and the Feminist Fight for Freedom, will be published on September 5, 2023, by PublicAffairs.

Her feminist and cultural criticism has been published widely, from mainstream outlets like Vanity Fair and CNN to independent, feminist and LGBTQ+ outlets like DAME and The Advocate.

She is currently working on a novel about female academic affairs.

As an editor at Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), she coedits and coproduces the quarterly print magazine, working with journalists around the world who report on cross-sector and philanthropic ventures. She also leads the team’s belonging, dignity, justice, and joy (BDJJ) efforts.

Formerly, Marcie 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. She also managed the institute’s Gender News Feminist Writing Fellowship program, which aimed to train students how to become feminist journalists.

Marcie 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, with a PhD certification in Women’s Studies. Her academic publications in journals and book collections run the gamut, from Christopher Marlowe to Gertrude Stein, to pop cultural criticism. She has taught literature, composition, Women’s and Gender Studies, and social justice courses at a number of higher education institutions, including Rutgers University, Fordham University, John Jay College, and Hunter College.

She is represented by Laura Mazer at Wendy Sherman Associates, Inc.

Marcie is a SheSource expert.