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Richard J Margolis Award

About Richard J. Margolis

Career Highlights

selected articles

Selected New Leader Columns

Reports & Monographs

Op-Ed Pieces & Book Reviews

 

Past Winners

2016
David Denver Robinson

 

2015
Daniel Hernandez

 

2014
Blaire Briody

 

2013
Patrick Arden

 

2012
Inara Verzemnieks

 

2011
Sabine Heinlein

 

2010
Doug Hunt

 

2009
Joe Wilkins

 

2008
Gabriel Thompson

 

2007
Stephanie Griest

 

2006
Marie myung-ok lee

 

2005
Kisha Lewellyn

 

2004
Nelson smith

 

2003
John Bowe

 

2002
Iyesatta Massaquoi

 

2001
Otis Haschemeyer

 

2000
Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

 

1999
Susan Parker

 

1998
Laura Distelheim

 

1997
Julie Lasky

 

1996
E.J. Graff

 

1995
Josip Novakovich

 

1994
Maggie Dubris

 

1993
Judith Levine

 

1992
Richard Manning

 

Judith Levine

Judith Levine is an author and journalist who over the past 40 years has combined reportage, history and social science, and personal writing to explore the cultural politics of sexuality, gender, family, and the overlapping practices of psychology and criminal justice. She has always seen writing as a creative activist act connecting the personal with the political.

Her second book, Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children From Sex, was published in 2002 from University of Minnesota Press. She is also the author of My Enemy, My Love: Women, Men & the Dilemmas of Gender (Doubleday 1992), as well as scores of articles, which have appeared in both popular and academic national publications, including Harper's, The Village Voice, My Generation,  Index on Censorship, Salon, and Nerve.

Levine is an activist for women’s freedom, civil liberties, and peace. A founder of the National Writers Union, No More Nice Girls, and Take Back the Future, Levine currently serves as a director for the National Center for Reason & Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union’s Vermont chapter.