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About Elizabeth Marquardt
Elizabeth Marquardt is editor of FamilyScholars.org, where she also blogs. She is vice president for family studies and director of the Center for Marriage and Families at the Institute for American Values in New York City. In spring 2013, she will be a lecturer in American Studies at Lake Forest College.
As an author and study investigator, Elizabeth Marquardts questions are animated by a deep curiosity about the family, bodies, bonding, and probing the voices of those not usually heard. She is author of Between Two Worlds: The Inner Lives of Children of Divorce (Crown, 2005). Based on the first nationally-representative study of grown children of divorce in the U.S., she argues that while an amicable divorce is better than a bitter one, even amicable divorces shape the inner lives of children. She is co-investigator of the ground-breaking studies My Daddys Name is Donor: A New Study of Young Adults Conceived Via Sperm Donation and Hooking Up, Hanging Out, and Hoping for Mr. Right: College Women on Dating and Mating Today. Her most recent report is One Parent or Five? A Global Look at Todays New Intentional Families. She is currently co-investigating a project on Gen X caregiving and grieving with Institute affiliate scholar Amy Ziettlow.
Marquardt has appeared often on news programs including NBCs Today show, CNN, ABC, FOX, CBS, and PBS and scores of radio programs including BBC World News and national and local NPR stations. She has published opinion pieces in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Slate, Huffington Post, The Atlantic online, and elsewhere. Her peer-reviewed single authored and co-authored chapters appear in Social Science Research, John Marshall Law Review, and Sociology of Religion, and in forthcoming volumes from New York University Press and Paradigm Press.
Marquardt holds a Masters in Divinity and an M.A. in international relations from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in history and womens studies from Wake Forest University. A frequent presenter to academic and professional groups in the U.S. and internationally, she is married to Lake Forest College politics professor Jim Marquardt, with two children.
About the Commission on Parenthood's Future
Commission members convene scholarly conferences; produce books, reports, and public statements; write for popular and scholarly publications; and engage in public speaking. Its members include the following:
David Blankenhorn, Institute for American Values
Don Browning, University of Chicago Divinity School (Emeritus)
Daniel Cere, McGill University (Canada)
Karen Clark, FamilyScholars.org, co-investigator
Jean Bethke Elshtain, University of Chicago Divinity School
Maggie Gallagher, Institute for Marriage and Public Policy
Norval D. Glenn, University of Texas at Austin, co-investigator
Robert P. George, Princeton University
Amy Laura Hall, Duke University
Timothy P. Jackson, Emory University
Kathleen Kovner Kline, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Suzy Yehl Marta, Rainbows Inc.
Elizabeth Marquardt, Institute for American Values, co-investigator
Mitchell B. Pearlstein, Center of the American Experiment
David Popenoe, Rutgers University (Emeritus)
Stephen G. Post, Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University
Dave Quist, Institute of Marriage and Family Canada
Luis Tellez, Witherspoon Institute
David Quinn, Iona Institute (Ireland)
Amy Wax, University of Pennsylvania Law School
W. Bradford Wilcox, University of Virginia
John Witte, Jr., Emory University
Peter Wood, National Association of Scholars