Alice Dreger

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Alice Dreger is a mainstream writer, an historian of medicine and science, and a journalist. An award-winning scholar, teacher, and writer, Dreger’s best-known book is Galileo’s Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science.

Alice Dreger

About Alice

Alice Dreger is a mainstream writer, an historian of medicine and science, and a journalist. An award-winning scholar, teacher, and writer, Dreger’s best-known book is Galileo’s Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science, which argues that the pursuit of evidence is the most important ethical imperative of our time. It was named an “Editor’s Choice” by The New York Times Book Review.” The Chronicle of Higher Education has called her a “star scholar” and has described Dreger’s writing as “reliably funny and passionate and vulnerable.”

Dreger has bylines in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, WIRED, Slate, The Guardian, New Statesman, Aeon Magazine, Quillette, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Chronicle of Higher Education, The Atlantic, and more. She frequently delivers keynote addresses and has appeared as a guest expert on hundreds of media programs, including on Oprah, Good Morning America, and NPR, and in many original documentaries, including for A&E, ABC, Discovery, PBS, and HBO.  Her TEDx lecture “Is Anatomy Destiny?” has been viewed over 1.2 million times.

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