Audrey Clare Farley is a scholar of twentieth-century American culture. After earning a PhD in English from University of Maryland, College Park, where she taught literature, rhetoric, and composition, she pivoted to freelance writing, publishing essays on history and culture in The Atlantic, The New Republic, The Washington Post, Salon, Longreads, and many other outlets. An essay she wrote for Narratively became the basis of her first book, The Unfit Heiress: The Tragic Life and Scandalous Sterilization of Ann Cooper Hewitt. She is now working on a book about the Genain quadruplets, whose NIMH case studies transformed understanding about genetics, childhood trauma, and mental illness.
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