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Donna Freitas

Biography

Donna Freitas

Donna Freitas is the author of both fiction and nonfiction, and she lectures at universities across the United States on her work about college students, most recently at Colby, Pepperdine, Harvard and Yale. Over the years, she has written for national newspapers and magazines, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Boston Globe and The Washington Post, and she’s currently a non-resident research associate at the Center for Religion and Society at Notre Dame. Donna has been a professor at Boston University in the Department of Religion and also at Hofstra University in their Honors College.

Donna Freitas

Books by Donna Freitas

by Donna Freitas - Memoir, Nonfiction

As a doctoral candidate, Donna Freitas loved asking big questions, challenging established theories and sinking her teeth into sacred texts. But during her first year, one particular scholar became obsessed with her academic enthusiasm. While his attraction was not overtly sexual, it was undeniably inappropriate and, most importantly, unwanted. In CONSENT, Freitas delivers a forensic examination of the years she spent stalked by her professor, and uses her nightmarish experience to examine the ways in which we stigmatize, debate and attempt to understand consent today.