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Deirdre English (born 1948) is the former editor of Mother Jones and author of numerous articles for national publications and television documentaries.[1] She has taught at the State University of New York[2] and currently teaches at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is a faculty mentor at the Center for the Study of the Working Family at the Graduate School of Sociology. English is co-author, with Barbara Ehrenreich, of For Her Own Good: 150 Years of the Experts' Advice along with a number of pamphlets. She contributed essays to Susan Meiselas's photography book Carnival Strippers.[3] Her mother is Fanita English. She was married to Don Terner, who died in a 1996 plane crash in Croatia.[4]


  • Ehrenreich, Barbara; English, Deirdre (1971). Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers. Oyster Bay, N.Y.: Glass Mountain Pamphlets. OCLC 756025.
  • Ehrenreich, Barbara; English, Deirdre (1973). Complaints and Disorders: The Sexual Politics of Sickness. Old Westbury, N.Y.: Feminist Press. OCLC 741018.
  • Ehrenreich, Barbara; English, Deirdre (1978). For Her Own Good: 150 Years of the Experts' Advice to Women. Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor Press. OCLC 3893169.


  1. ^ English, Deirdre; Sheehy, Gail (October 3, 2008). "The Word from Wasilla". Salon.
  2. ^ "Author attacks housework". The Star-Phoenix. CP. March 23, 1976.
  3. ^ Meiselas, Susan (2003). Carnival Strippers. Göttingen: Steidl. ISBN 978-3-88243-954-0. OCLC 54817304.
  4. ^ Hewitt, Bill (April 22, 1996). "Man in Motion". People. 45 (16).

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