Wendy Kaminer received her law degree from Boston University Law School and she has worked as a staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society and in the office of the Mayor of New York City. She is a past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and Public Policy Fellow at Radcliffe College, and she has been a member of the board of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts and the national board member of the American Civil Liberties Union.
She is the author of numerous books, including Worst Instincts: Cowardice, Conformity and the ACLU; Free for All: Defending Liberty in America Today; Women Volunteering: the Pleasure, Pain, & Politics of Unpaid Work from 1830 to the Present; True Love Waits: Essays and Criticism; A Fearful Freedom: Women's Flight From Equality; Sleeping with Extra-Terrestrials; and I'm Dysfunctional, You're Dysfunctional. Her articles and reviews have appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The American Prospect, Dissent, The Nation, The Wilson Quarterly, and Free Inquiry.
Ms.Kaminer serves on the board of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, the advisory boards of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and the Secular Coalition for America, and is a member of the Massachusetts State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission.