Heather Gilligan

Heather Gilligan
Oakland, California, USA
July 28
I'm editor of thepublicintellectual.org, an online magazine where academics offer expert analysis of pressing social issues in articles that are sharp, engaging and a pleasure to read. When I'm not working on The Public Intellectual, I keep busy as a journalist reporting on health.


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OCTOBER 7, 2011 12:10PM

What's the matter with gay marriage?



Photo by Heather Gilligan 


The LGBT rights movement has been defined by an emotional rollercoaster for the past ten years.


Supporters cheer monumental wins – like legalized marriage in places like Iowa – and wince at painful defeats like the p… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 4:46PM

Brain candy is good for you

“Brain candy.”

That was the accusation aimed at the book I held in my hand and perhaps at my intellectual acumen. I was on a campus visit at the time; my partner was a job candidate for a faculty position; I was just the spouse. I thought I was… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 3:35PM

It's the end of men. Again.

Why do we love to start gender wars during recessions? Because we hate to talk about class.

Photo by Fouquier via Flickr.


This post appeared on thepublicintellectual.org in June. A bit of news from recent Census Bureau numbers inspired me to repost it here now: "The large genderRead full post »