Joanna Scutts, author of The Extra Woman (Liveright, 2017), is the inaugural Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society and a board member of the National Book Critics Circle. She holds a doctorate in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, a master’s degree from the University of Sussex, and a BA in English from the University of Cambridge, and has taught at Columbia as well as NYU’s Gallatin School. Scutts writes book reviews and features for various publications including The Washington Post, Slate, The New Yorker online, The Guardian US, The Nation, The Daily Beast, Lapham’s Quarterly online, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Biographile, and The Wall Street Journal, and a regular column in Time.com’s history vertical, focused on forgotten women in history.
Her website is at www.joannascutts.com.
Photo by Sarah Klock.