Author, Marriage Expert Stephanie Coontz to Speak at WSU

Stephanie Coontz, a nationally known historian, will present “The Unadulterated History of Marriage” on March 22 at 7 p.m. in Weber State University’s Lindquist Alumni Center. 

Coontz will reveal how marriage has transformed from an institution based on property, power and male dominance to one focused on companionship, sexual satisfaction and equality. 

As a renowned expert and author of several books, Coontz, research has been featured on “The Today Show,” “Oprah Winfrey,” “20/20,” “NPR,” and most recently “The Colbert Report.” 

The “Wall Street Journal” calls her latest book, “A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s,” “an illuminating analysis of the book that freed women to … participate more fully in American Society.” 

The presentation is free to the public and is sponsored by WSU’s Department of History, Women’s Studies, WSU Alumni Association, and College of Social & Behavioral Sciences in connection with Women’s History Month.

Contact:
John Sillito, History Professor Emeritus  
801-626-8568, jsillito@weber.edu
Author:
Colette M. Williamson, office of Media Relations 
801-626-7212 • colettemethot@weber.edu