Robin Henig

Robin Marantz Henig

Adjunct Faculty

Robin Marantz Henig, who teaches the summer SHERP class in journalism ethics, has written scores of magazine and newspaper articles and nine books, most recently Twentysomething: Why Do Young Adults Seem Stuck? (co-authored with her daughter Samantha Henig). Her previous book, Pandora’s Baby: How the First Test Tube Babies Sparked the Reproductive Revolution, was named Book of the Year by the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and won the Science in Society Award of the National Association of Science Writers. Robin’s articles have appeared regularly in The New York Times Magazine, where she is a Contributing Writer, as well as in National Geographic, Scientific American, Smithsonian, and just about every woman’s magazine in the grocery store. She writes book reviews and opinion pieces for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and BookForum, and writes about grandparenthood for The Atlantic website. From 1997 to 2002 she was a member of the board of contributors of USA Today. She served for ten years on the board of directors of the National Association of Science Writers, was its president in 2014-2016, and was co-editor of its Field Guide for Science Writers.

Along the way, Robin has received (or been a finalist for) some very nice awards. She received a Career Achievement Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors in 2009, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2010, and an Alicia Patterson Fellowship in 2001. Her book The Monk in the Garden: The Lost and Found Genius of Gregor Mendel was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle award. And she was a finalist for a National Magazine Award in 2018 and 2020, and a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in 2017.