Rebecca Davis O’Brien is a freelance writer based in New York City. She has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Parade Magazine, and Slate’s Double X blog. Her first book, The King’s English, about her experience teaching at a new boarding school in Jordan, will be published by Algonquin Books.
Ivy League After Dark
Spend Saturday night at Princeton, and you’ll see why women trail men on elite campuses. America’s top colleges attract students through their old traditions. So can young women finally crack the old-boys club?
Why Women Trail Men on Campus
Two Ivy League presidents—Penn’s Amy Gutmann and Brown’s Ruth Simmons—grapple with what’s holding smart, young women from seizing leadership positions.
Revolt in the Middle East: Is Jordan Next?
As protests have spread from Tunisia to Egypt to Yemen, some observers wonder if the key U.S. ally, Jordan, is next. By Rebecca Davis O’Brien
The Social Network's Female Props
Missing from what critics are calling the defining story of our age are female characters who aren't doting groupies, sexed-up Asians, vengeful sluts, or dumpy, feminist killjoys, says Rebecca Davis O'Brien.
The Truth Behind 'The Social Network'
As the movie The Social Network rolls toward theaters, Rebecca O’Brien writes about Zuckerberg’s reputation around Harvard, his fraternity nickname, and why Facebook was such a hit.