Author Mei- Ling Hopgood | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
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Author Mei- Ling Hopgood

March 4, 2013 - 8:00pm


Award-winning journalist Mei-Ling Hopgood is author of How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm and Other Adventures in Parenting (from Argentina to Tanzania and everywhere in between) and Lucky Girl. She is an associate professor at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Her website is

In Lucky Girl (Algonquin, 2009) Mei-Ling Hopgood tells the story of what happened after her birth family from Taiwan contacted her when she was in her twenties, and explores her developing relationship with them and their culture. Her most recent book, How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm (Algonquin, 2012) is a tour of child-rearing practices around the world.

On March 4th, at 4:30 pm, in 501 CL, Mei-ling Hopgood will meet with students interested in nonfiction writing--in an open session of Mark Kramer's class. Her visit is in connection with Marianne Novy’s class Changing Families in Literature, EngLit 0617. For more information contact

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