Briallen Hopper

Briallen Hopper teaches in the English department at Yale. Her collection of essays on love and friendship is forthcoming from Bloomsbury. Her writing has appeared in AvidlyBeliefnetBlack Business NowThe Chronicle of Higher EducationThe ConversationCrosscurrentsDocument JournalThe Huffington PostKilling the BuddhaThe New Inquiry, The New RepublicNewsweek, New York Magazine/The Cut, Not Coming to a Theater Near YouReligion & Politics, Sacred MattersThe Seattle StarThe StrangerTake Part, and Talking Points Memo. You can read more from her at and @briallenhopper.


On “Sisters”

"Sisters" celebrates a friendly kind of sisterhood that is all girl power and no grief....

On Spinsters

The classic spinster challenges our understanding of love, sex, family, and power....

White Christmas and Black December

The #BlackLivesMatter movement, and the deaths that spurred it, should make all of us who celebrate ask: What does Christmas mean this year? And what should it mean?...

Young Adult Cancer Story

“I only know what it’s like to read The Fault in Our Stars as a woman in my mid-30s who is friends with a woman in her mid-30s who, like Hazel Grace Lancaster, has incurable Stage 4 cancer.”...

Strange Bedfellows
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