Siri Hustvedt

02 Mar 2018

CUNY Graduate Center

Outside-In: The Social Brain, Culture, and the Self

Plasticity and networks are today’s metaphors for the brain and mind. Siri Hustvedt, Joseph LeDoux, and Jason Tougaw discuss social implications of recent brain research.

Nov 2017

Women Who Do

Anne Klein's Fall 2017 #WomenWhoDo advertising campaign is "a battle cry of women’s empowerment and the casting focused on women who push society forward: author Siri Hustvedt; Charli Howard, co-founder of All Woman Project; and Deana Haggag, CEO & President of United States Artists.

Honors & Recognitions
Dec 2016

PEN America Literary Awards

Longlisted for the PEN America Literary Awards

A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind was longlisted for the 2017 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay.

Lectures & Conversations
21 Apr 2018

The Cooper Union Office of Continuing Education and Public Programs

Handmaid in America

Forty-five years after the constitutional right to abortion was won in the U.S., attempts to subvert women’s reproductive rights have never been been more zealous or determined. How should we respond to the efforts by state and federal legislators to bring in laws and regulations that envision women as mere breeders?

Feb 2018


Siri Hustvedt: Taken Over

Alexandra Schwartzbrod and Siri Hustvedt discuss topics from neuroscience to the Women's March on Washington, in an interview for French daily newspaper Liberation.



Siri Hustvedt is the author of a book of poetry, three collections of essays, a work of non-fiction, and six novels, including the international bestsellers What I Loved and The Summer Without Men. Her most recent novel The Blazing World was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and won The Los Angeles Book Prize for fiction. In 2012 she was awarded the International Gabarron Prize for Thought and Humanities. She has a PhD in English from Columbia University and is a lecturer in psychiatry at Weil Cornell Medical College in New York. Her work has been translated into over thirty languages.