Ruth Rosen is a professor emerita of history at the University of California, Davis
She is the editor of the highly acclaimed Maimie Papers, and author of the classic Prostitution in America. She also authored the widely read The World Split Open: How the Modern Women’s Movement Changed America, which was a book-of-month selection, a finalist for the Non-Fiction Award, given by the Bay Area Reviewers Association, and a “best-of-the-year” book of the Los Angeles Times.
An award-winning journalist, she wrote op-ed columns for the The Los Angeles Times for 11 years and then worked as a political columnist and editorial page writer at the San Francisco Chronicle from 2000-2004. Her editorials won regional and national awards, including those given by the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Federation of Women Legislators, and the National Association for the Mentally Ill.
She also taught public policy and history at the University of California, Berkeley from 2004-2011.
She writes for many magazines and journals, including TomDispatch.com, the History New Network, TomPaine.com, the American Prospect, Dissent, The Nation, AlterNet, Open Democracy and Truthdig.
She lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband.