Donna Freitas is the author of Sex and the Soul: Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance and Religion on America’s College Campuses, published by Oxford University Press in 2008, with a follow up title called The End of Sex (Basic Books, 2013). Freitas has written for national newspapers and magazines, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and Newsweek, and she has appeared on NPR and other news media outlets discussing her work for Sex and the Soul and The End of Sex. Freitas has been a professor at Boston University in the Department of Religion and also at Hofstra University in their Honors College. She received her Ph.D. in Religion from Catholic University, and she’s currently a non-resident senior fellow at Education Sector, a think-tank in Washington, DC. She splits her time between Brooklyn and Barcelona.
Praise for Donna’s nonfiction:
“[A] straight-forward, well-researched, and eye-opening book…. ” — Boston Globe
“Illuminating…. Using extensive survey research and dozens of interviews with young men and women on college campuses across the country, Ms. Freitas explodes the myth of the ‘harmless hookup.’” — Wall Street Journal
“Sex and the Soul is both disturbing and hopeful. Donna Freitas is a skilled and sympathetic interlocutor, and her prescriptions for addressing the ‘hookup culture’ merit serious consideration.” — Randall Balmer, author of Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America