E.J. Graff

E.J. Graff writes on social-justice and human-rights issues, particularly discrimination and violence against women and children; marriage and family policy; and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lives. She is a resident scholar at the Brandeis Women's Studies Research Center and the author of What Is Marriage For? The Strange Social History of Our Most Intimate Institution (Beacon Press, 1999, 2004).

Recent Articles

What's a Line?

A decade ago -- a time unit that's on all our minds this week -- I was a senior correspondent for The American Prospect , covering issues that ranged from the nationwide craze for anti-same-sex marriage laws to sexual harassment of female Marines. I'm pretty sure I was the first to use the word "transgender" in the Prospect 's pages and pixels. Since then I've been roaming here and there, with a five-year stint as senior researcher and associate director of the award-winning Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University. A few months ago, after seeing my Atlantic.com analysis of the latest DOMA hearings, the new Prospect editorial regime invited me to return -- not just occasionally but daily. Here I am, pleased to make your acquaintance, on this first day of school (for my son, at least). I've spent the past 25 years writing about social-justice and human-rights issues -- with a particular focus on women, children, and sexual orientation. I'm probably best...