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Zoe Strimpel

Zoe Strimpel is a British journalist, writer, and historian of gender and relationships in modern Britain. She is a flagship columnist for The Sunday Telegraph[1] where she writes every week with her take on the news of the week and key issues of the day, often analysing matters to do with gender, feminism, dating, and relationships.

Zoe Strimpel
Cropped portrait of Zoe Strimpel.jpg
Born Zoe Strimpel
(1982-07-08)July 8, 1982
London, U.K.
Nationality British
Education University of Cambridge (BA)
University of Cambridge (MPhil)
University of Sussex (PhD)
Occupation Historian, writer, author
Years active 2010-present
Website Zoe Strimpel on Twitter

Contents

Early lifeEdit

Strimpel was born into a Jewish family in London in 1982.[2][3] She grew up in Boston in the US, but moved back to England at age 16 to attend Bedales School.[2][4]

EducationEdit

Strimpel studied English at the University of Cambridge,[5] and was an editor of The Cambridge Student for the 2004 Lent term.[6]

She received her MPhil (with Distinction) in Gender Studies at the University of Cambridge with a thesis entitled Meat Market or Brave New World: How women go shopping for dates online, which analysed the degree to which the internet was delivering on its liberatory promise for women looking for love online.[7]

She completed her PhD at University of Sussex with a thesis entitled The matchmaking industry and singles culture in Britain, 1970-2000, the first full account of mediated dating in Britain in the decades before the Internet became normalised.[7][8]

CareerEdit

AuthorEdit

Strimpel is the author of What the Hell is He Thinking?: All the Questions You've Ever Asked About Men Answered,[9][4] which was published in July 2010. It is aimed at providing an insight into men's thinking, researched by Strimpel interviewing men. Her second book, The Man Diet: One Woman's Quest to End Bad Romance was published on 22 December 2011.[10][4] Both books received positive reviews from critics[11][12][13] and press coverage.[2][3][14]

JournalismEdit

Strimpel originally wrote for The Times[15] as a freelancer. From 2006, she was the author of the Girl about town column in The London Paper,[5] a now-defunct free daily newspaper. From 2008 to 2010, she was the Lifestyle Editor of City AM, a business-orientated London daily newspaper. She oversaw its coverage of food & drink, books, fashion, beauty, health, interviews, and property.[16]

She has also written on relations between men and women for Elle,[17] the Sunday Times Style magazine,[5] and HuffPost.[18]

She currently writes a weekly column for The Sunday Telegraph.[1][19][20] Her piece on the #MeToo movement[21] made her a regular commentator on the matter.[22][23][24] She also periodically contributes to The Jewish Chronicle.[25]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The Telegraph, Articles". 
  2. ^ a b c "London men: playboys or losers". Evening Standard. 2012-01-13. Retrieved 2018-01-27. 
  3. ^ a b Round, Simon (2012-01-26). "Interview: Zoe Strimpel". The Jewish Chronicle. Retrieved 2018-01-27. 
  4. ^ a b c "Amazon UK, Zoe Strimpel Page". 
  5. ^ a b c "The People's Book Prize Website" (PDF). 
  6. ^ "TCS in letter faking scam?" (PDF). Varsity. 2004-04-30. Retrieved 2018-02-12. 
  7. ^ a b "University of Sussex, Zoe Strimpel". 
  8. ^ Ward, Mary (2016-01-25). "Are Tinder users less likely to commit to relationships?". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2018-01-27. 
  9. ^ Strimpel, Zoe (2011-11-30). The Man Diet: One woman’s quest to end bad romance. Harper Collins. ISBN 9781847563064. 
  10. ^ Strimpel, Zoe (2010-07-01). What the Hell is He Thinking?: All the Questions You've Ever Asked About Men Answered. Penguin Books. ISBN 9780141049380. 
  11. ^ "Review: What The Hell Is He Thinking?". Glamour. 2010-06-29. Retrieved 2018-01-27. 
  12. ^ "What The Hell Is He Thinking? Zoe Strimpel's amazing new book answers all the questions you've ever asked about men". Cosmopolitan. 2010-07-02. Retrieved 2018-01-27. 
  13. ^ Holland, Jessica (2012-01-14). "The Man Diet by Zoe Strimpel – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-01-27. 
  14. ^ Hodgekiss, Anna (2013-11-05). "Why single women should ditch Facebook". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2018-01-27. 
  15. ^ Kutchinsky, Serena (2011-08-14). "Zoe Strimpel, dating guru". The Times. Retrieved 2018-01-27. 
  16. ^ Gunter, Joel (2008-05-19). "Zoe Strimpel joins City AM". journalism.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-01-27. 
  17. ^ "Elle Magazine, Article". 
  18. ^ "HuffPost, Articles". 
  19. ^ Honeybun, Michelle (2016-10-20). "The Burkini Is A Sign Of Religious Oppression And Not A Fashion Statement". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-01-27. 
  20. ^ "Words We're Watching". Mirriam-Webster. 
  21. ^ "The Telegraph, Hashtag Feminism". 
  22. ^ "BBC TV, Interview". 
  23. ^ Murray, Jenni (2017-10-18). "The Problem With #MeToo". bbc.co.uk (Interview). BBC. Retrieved 2018-01-27. 
  24. ^ Laverne, Lauren (2017-12-29). "Late Night Woman's Hour: 2017 - WTF?!?". bbc.co.uk (Podcast). BBC. Retrieved 2018-01-27. 
  25. ^ "The Jewish Chronicle, Article".