An Evening with Alexis Taines Coe MA ’09 (Women’s History Colloquium)

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday


Alexis Taines Coe MA ’09 wrote the narrative history book, Alice+Freda Forever, and is a consultant on the movie adaptation. Her second book, a biography on George Washington, will be published by Viking (Penguin/Random House) in 2019. Alexis is also a consultant for Lena Dunham's forthcoming HBO project, the in-house-historian at The Wing, where she delivers a monthly lecture on women's history, and co-hosted the Audible series, “Presidents Are People, Too!” She has contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Times' opinion section, The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, The Paris Review, Elle, and many others. In 2017 and 2016, Alexis' work was included in The Best American Essays and The Best American Travel Essays, and in 2013, her essay on how marriage helps male professors get ahead was one of The Atlantic's Great Debates of the Year. She has appeared on and contributed to the History Channel, NPR, CNN, C-SPAN, and many others.