Stephanie Wellen Levine spent her childhood in suburban New Jersey, where she discovered her lifelong passions for writing and getting to know all kinds of people. After high school, Stephanie attended Brown University, followed by a Ph.D. through Harvard’s American studies program. She transformed her dissertation into a popular book: Mystics, Mavericks, and Merrymakers: An Intimate Journey among Hasidic Girls. This book won Moment Magazine’s Emerging Writer Award for Nonfiction and was chosen for the national Hadassah Book Club.
Stephanie has spoken about her writing through TV and radio shows like Anderson Cooper 360° and The Leonard Lopate Show; many schools including Harvard University, Brown University, and Wesleyan University; and many other interesting places. She always welcomes a chance to discuss her work with a new audience.
Currently, Stephanie teaches at Tufts University, writes regular columns for two online magazines, The Wisdom Daily and Hevria, and works on her new book about her lifelong quest for insight into what might happen to our amazing selves and consciousnesses after we die.