Adele M. Stan is the Washington bureau chief for AlterNet, the progressive news and culture Web site. Stan has served as a columnist and blogger for The American Prospect Online and as a featured essayist for The Guardian's Comment Is Free site. Stan's work has also appeared in The New Republic, the Village Voice, The Nation, The Advocate, Salon.com, the Washington Blade and Mother Jones magazine, as well as on the op-ed pages of the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle and the New York Daily News. She began her media career at Ms. magazine, where she served both on staff and as a contributing editor.
Along the way, Stan developed expertise in covering the intersection of religion and politics, in addition to lifelong specialties in women's issues and pop culture. Her Mother Jones cover story on the religious right is considered by many to be a definitive primer on the movement; a special 10,000-copy reprint sold out its print run.
Those who graduated college with women's studies majors are familiar with Stan's book, Debating Sexual Correctness, in which the author details the porn wars, date rape controversy and theory on sexual harassment that helped define the modern feminist movement.
Stan has also served as a contributing writer to Mother Jones, and Washington correspondent for Working Woman.
Outside of the office, Stan indulges an array of interests, with music taking center stage. She is in the midst of planning a second career as a lounge-singing ukulele-player.