Margaret Morganroth Gullette is the author of Ending Ageism, or How Not to Shoot Old People. Her prize-winning books on age and ageism include Declining to Decline (best feminist book on American popular culture, from the American Culture Association/ Popular Culture Association) and Agewise (Eric Hoffer Book Award). She has published in Next Avenue, the NY Times, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Al Jazeera, American Scholar, and many literary quarterlies. Her essays are often cited as notable in Best American Essays, most recently in 2016 and 2015.
She is a Resident Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis.
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