Associate Professor of Writing, University of Southern California
Ellen Wayland-Smith is an associate professor of writing at the University of Southern California. She is the author of Oneida: From Free Love Utopia to the Well-Set Table (2016) and The Angel in the Marketplace: Adwoman Jean Wade Rindlaub and the Selling of America (2020).
Illness and disease
This ragged claw
It is a crab; no, a worm; no, a wolf. Early physicians weren’t entirely wrong to imagine cancer as a ravenous disease
Angels in the market
The heart-tug tactics of 1950s ads steered white American women away from activism into domesticity. They’re still there