Donna Freitas

Fiction, Journalism, Young Adult

Donna Freitas is a scholar, teacher, and author of fiction and non-fiction for both adults and teenagers. Much of her writing and teaching centers around struggles of belonging and alienation with regard to faith, particularly among young adults and especially with regard to young women. She is also a specialist in the areas of Title IX and sexual consent. A regular contributor to The Washington Post/Newsweek’s online panel “On Faith,” the religion webzine Beliefnet, and Publishers Weekly, Freitas has also written for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Christian Century, and School Library Journal. She holds a PhD in religion from Catholic University.  

Festival Years: 2010