Joan Jacobs Brumberg
- Joan Jacobs Brumberg is a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow and Professor at Cornell where she has been teaching history, human development and gender studies since 1979.
- Best known for her books on the history of girls and their mental health.
- Her book Fasting Girls: The History of Anorexia Nervosa won the John Hope Franklin Prize, the Berkshire Book Prize, the Eileen Basker Prize, and the Watson Davis Prize.
- In 1998, The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls, was selected by the American Library Association for a Choice Award and also for special notice by Voice of Youth Advocacy.
- Brumberg received her B.A. from the University of Rochester and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia. At Cornell, she teaches courses on the history of American women, childhood, and medicine.
- Brumberg has been a guest on The Oprah Show, Today, and other national media outlets; she has written for The New York Times, The Nation, The LA Times and the Washington Post.
First, Carol Gilligan identified the moment when girls in our culture lose their authentic voice and self-confidence. Next Mary Pipher explored the psychological reality of female adolescence...Now Brumberg has filled in the blank, saying that a girl's relationship to her body is 'at the heart of the crisis of confidence.'