Author, Professor, and Critic


Philadelphia, PA


Camille Paglia is the University Professor of Humanities and Media Studies at the University of the Arts, where she has taught since she was hired by the Humanities department of the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts in 1984. Author of the controversial tour-de-force Sexual Personae, Camille is a self-described dissident and free-speech libertarian who is renowned for her brilliant and scathing critiques of modern culture, covering everything from the arts to philosophy to politics. She is well-known as an academic who loves to challenge cultural stigmas and public reactions to controversial subjects.


Areas of Expertise

Philosophy, Public Policy & Law, Women's Issues & Feminism

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