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Jennifer Weiss-Wolf        

Women & Democracy Fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice; Executive Director at Ms. Magazine; Bestselling Author

Attorney and author Jennifer Weiss-Wolf is the executive director of the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Center at NYU School of Law. Prior to this, she was vice president and the inaugural women and democracy fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice. She also leads partnerships and strategy at Ms., the feminist movement-making magazine.

A prolific writer on and advocate for issues of gender and politics, she was dubbed the “architect of the U.S. campaign to squash the tampon tax” by Newsweek. Her 2017 book, "Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity" was lauded by Gloria Steinem as “the beginning of liberation for us all.” Her forthcoming book, "Period. Full Stop." "The Politics of Menopause" will be published by NYU Press in 2025.

Weiss-Wolf's scholarship has been published by the NYU Review of Law and Social Change, Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, and William and Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice. Her writing and work have been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, TIME, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Teen Vogue, NPR, PBS, and NowThis, among others.

Weiss-Wolf received her AB from Lafayette College and her JD from Cardozo Law School where she was editor in chief of the Cardozo Women's Law Journal.

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