Sophie Lewis

Writer, Theorist, Teacher


I am a writer living in Philadelphia. My most recent book is Abolish the Family: A Manifesto for Care and Liberation (2022). I am currently working on a much longer book project on “enemy feminisms,” and I also regularly write essays for magazines including n+1, Harper’s, The Nation and The London Review of Books on subjects ranging from Marilyn Monroe to tradwives. In 2019, my op-ed explaining “How British Feminism Became Anti-Trans” appeared in The New York Times. In my capacity as a faculty member of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, I teach online courses, open to all, on feminist history, trans feminism, The Dialectic of Sex, femonationalism and more. My first book, Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family, was first published by Verso Books in 2019.