Currently, E.J. Graff’s positions include:
- Daily Columnist & Contributing Editor, The American Prospect, Sept. 2011 – present.
- Independent Journalist, Speaker, and Consultant.
- Senior Fellow, Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, Brandeis University, June 2011 – present
- Resident Scholar, Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center, 2000 – present
- Board of Directors, JAWS (Journalism & Women Symposium), September 2010 – present.
- Advisory Board, Sexuality, Gender, and Human Rights Program, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, Sept. 2011 – present.
Past positions have included:
- Associate Director & Senior Researcher, Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, Brandeis University, Dec. 2005 – May 2011
As senior researcher, Graff directed the Gender & Justice Project, where she investigated and exposed some of the serious inequities, injustices, and human rights issues that confront many women. As associate director, she assisted the Founding Director in running the Institute, including such tasks as building the website, hiring, overseeing Fellows, raising funds, and writing grant proposals.
- Contributing blogger, Slate’s XX Factor, 2007 – 2009
- Contributing blogger, TPMCafe.com, 2005 – 2006
- Resident Scholar, Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center, Sept. 2001 – present
As a WSRC resident scholar, Graff collaborated on former Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Evelyn Murphy’s book Getting Even: Why Women Don’t Get Paid Like Men—and What To Do About It (Simon & Schuster/Touchstone, 2005).
- Founder and senior adviser, Women, Action, & Media (WAM!) conference, Center for New Words, 2004 – 2009
- Independent Journalist, Cambridge, MA, 1986 – 2005
Reported, commented on, and analyzed social justice issues and cultural events. Placed work in such venues such as The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, Boston Globe, Columbia Journalism Review, Democracy Journal, Foreign Policy, Los Angeles Times, Ms., The Nation, The New Republic, Slate.com, The Village Voice, Women’s Review of Books, and more than a dozen anthologies. As an expert in social policy, appeared in several documentaries; was interviewed by public and commercial media outlets such as NPR, ABC, CBC, BBC, PBS, MTV, satellite radio, and cable news; and spoke in public forums in the U.S. and abroad.
- Senior correspondent, The American Prospect, 2001-2005
- Contributing writer, Out magazine, 2002-2005
- Liberal Arts Fellow in Law and Journalism, Harvard Law School, Sept. 2000 – June 2001
- Affiliated Scholar, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College, Sept. 1998 – June 1999
- Visiting Scholar, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College, Sept. 1997 – Sept. 1998
In this fellowship and its renewal year, E.J. Graff researched, wrote, published, and promoted her book on the social history of marriage, What Is Marriage For? The Strange Social History of Our Most Intimate Institution (Beacon Press, 1999, 2004)
- Independent Communications Consultant, Cambridge, MA, 1992 – 2005
Consulted on communications needs—conceiving, writing, editing, organizing, and helping oversee design and production of informational, research, and marketing materials, in print and online—for businesses and nonprofits ranging from the Efficacy Institute to Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.