Marlene G. Fried
Marlene Gerber Fried is a longtime activist and scholar. She was the founding president and continues to serve on the board of the National Network of Abortion Funds and the Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts. She was also on the board of the Women?s Global Network for Reproductive Rights and currently works with them on an international abortion access advocacy project.
She has taught at the University of Missouri in St. Louis, Dartmouth College and Bentley College. Since 1986 she has been a professor at Hampshire College and Director of CLPP (the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program), an organization dedicated to reproductive rights education, activism and leadership development. Her scholarship, teaching and public speaking is focused primarily on abortion rights and access and reproductive justice. She edited, From Abortion Rights to Reproductive Freedom: Transforming A Movement, co-authored with Jael Silliman, Loretta Ross and Elena Gutiérrez of Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice, November, 2004, and co-authored the chapter on abortion for several editions of Our Bodies Ourselves.
In 2010-2011 she served as the Interim President of Hampshire College. Currently she is the CLPP Faculty Director and Professor in the School of Critical Social Inquiry at Hampshire. In 2012-13, during her sabbatical year, she is a Visiting Fellow at the Human Rights Program.