Professor Bren is the author of “The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free.”
Professor Bren, Adjunct Associate Professor of International Studies, is the author of “The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free”, published by Simon & Schuster in March 2021. The paperback will be out in March 2022. “The Barbizon” is a New York Times Editor’s Choice title and has received international press coverage, with featured reviews in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, The Guardian and The London Times, among others. Foreign rights have been sold to the U.K./Australia/New Zealand, Italy, Spain, Hungary, South America, China, Russia and South Korea. The Barbizon is a history of New York, and of American women in the 20th century, all told through the city’s famous Upper East Side women’s hotel and its residents.