Anne Lutz Fernandez

Anne Lutz Fernandez has been teaching English in Connecticut public middle and high schools for fifteen years.  Prior to this, she was a consumer products executive and also an investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston, where she was Chief Operating Officer of the Merger & Acquisition Group.  Anne holds a B.A. in Political Science from Brown University and a Masters in Teaching English from Boston College.  She is the author, also with Catherine Lutz, of Carjacked: The Culture of the Automobile and its Effect on our Lives.  Her writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Guardian (UK), and elsewhere. 

Catherine Lutz

Catherine Lutz is the Thomas J. Watson Jr. Family Professor at Brown University. Past president of the American Ethnological Society and former Chair of Brown’s Anthropology Department, she has received numerous honors and awards, including most recently, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship.  She is the author of a number of books about the United States and its cultures, including Reading National Geographic with Jane L. Collins and Homefront: A Military City and the American 20th Century.  Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New Statesman, and The Nation, among other publications.