Bio

I am a writer and teacher based at Harvard University. Currently, I teach expository writing to first-year undergraduates.  

The Equivalents, my first book, will be published in May of 2020. It's about a group of five female artists and writers who came together at the Radcliffe Institute in the early 1960s. The book describes their creative lives and artistic collaborations and how these things shaped and were shaped by the women's liberation movement.   

I also write literary criticism, reviews, and essays. My work has appeared in the New York Times, The Nation, and the London Review of Books, among other publications. Much of my writing, including some print articles, can be found online; I'm happy to send clips of anything not available. 

I graduated from Harvard's doctoral program in English in May of 2015. 

If you'd like to contact me, I can be reached at magsrdoherty@gmail.com