Alice Dreger

Alice Dreger is a Clinical Professor of Medical Humanities and Bioethic in the Medical Humanities and Bioethics program of the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a voluntary patient advocate for people born with norm-challenging bodies. Her books include Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex (1998) and One of Us: Conjoined Twins and the Future of Normal (2004), both with Harvard University Press. Her essays on science, medicine, and life have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal, and she has appeared as a talking head (and once as a dancer) on many broadcast programs, including ABC’s 20/20, NPR’s All Things Considered, and the Oprah Winfrey Show. She lives with her partner-patron and their son in East Lansing, Michigan.