Kay S. Hymowitz is the William E. Simon fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. She writes extensively on education and childhood in America.

Hymowitz is the author of the new book Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and Unequal Families in a Post-Marital Age, a compilation of some of her previously published City Journal essays. She examines the breakdown of marriage in the United States and how it threatens the nation’s future.

Ms. Hymowitz has also written for many major publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, New York Newsday, The Public Interest, Commentary, Dissent, and Tikkun.

A native of Philadelphia, Hymowitz received a B.A. magna cum laude with honors in English and American literature from Brandeis University, an M.A. in English literature from Tufts University, and a Masters of Philosophy from Columbia University. Before becoming a full-time freelance writer, she taught English literature and composition at Brooklyn College and Parsons School of Design.

She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and three children.