Elana Spivack

Elana Spivack

Elana Spivack is a writer from New York City whose essays have been published by Bitch Media and Alma, and whose satire has been published by McSweeney's, Reductress, and others. She studied English and Spanish-language literature at Kenyon College. She prefers cats and loves cottage cheese. Find more of her work at elanaspivack.com and look for her on Twitter as @e_spivack.

Blog Posts

Elana Spivack Hugging a Tree

On Tu Bishvat, I Honor My Namesake, My Mother, and the Planet

Elana Spivack

The holiday reminds us that the natural world deserves our admiration—and protection. 

Rosalind Franklin with Microscope in 1955

Beyond the Double Helix: Rosalind Franklin Turns 100

Elana Spivack

Rosalind Franklin should be remembered for more than just the infamous snubbing of her discover of DNA's structure.

Topics: Science
Ruth swearing her allegiance to Naomi

"Wherever You Go, I Go": Queerness in the Book of Ruth

Elana Spivack

This Book of Ruth is a clarion call for women loving women.

Miriam Rykles in her office, 1968

Knocking on Harvard's Glass Ceiling

Elana Spivack

In 1962, Miriam Rykles applied to work in Harvard University’s physics department. This is her story.

Topics: Education, Physics


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Jewish Women's Archive. "Elana Spivack." (Viewed on April 17, 2024) <http://jwa.org/blog/author/spivack-elana>.