Camille Paglia is the University Professor of Humanities & Media Studies at the University of the Arts, where she has taught since she was hired by the Humanities department of the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts in 1984. She received her B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1968 and her M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University in 1971 and 1974, respectively.
Her seven books are Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990); Sex, Art, and American Culture (1992); Vamps & Tramps: New Essays (1994); The Birds, a study of Alfred Hitchcock published in 1998 by the British Film Institute in its Film Classics Series; Break, Blow, Burn: Camille Paglia Reads Forty-Three of the World's Best Poems (2005); Glittering Images: A Journey through Art from Egypt to Star Wars (2012); and Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism (2017). Her third essay collection is under contract to Pantheon Books.
Prof. Paglia's work has been widely translated, and she has written numerous articles on art, literature, popular culture, feminism, politics and religion for publications around the world. She has also been interviewed extensively for film and television documentaries in the U.S. and abroad.