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Elizabeth Marquardt is author of Between Two Worlds: The Inner Lives of Children of Divorce (Crown, 2005) which reports the first national study in the United States of grown children of divorce. In 2001, she co-authored (with Norval Glenn) a national study titled "Hooking Up, Hanging Out, and Hoping for Mr. Right: College Women on Dating and Mating Today." In 2010, she co-authored with Norval Glenn and Karen Clark the study "My Daddy's Name is Donor: A New Study of Young Adults Conceived Via Sperm Donation."
Marquardt has appeared often on news programs including NBC’s Today show, CNN, ABC, FOX, CBS, and PBS and scores of radio programs including BBC World News and national and local NPR stations. She has published opinion pieces in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Slate, Huffington Post, The Atlantic online, and elsewhere. Her peer-reviewed single authored and co-authored chapters appear in Social Science Research, John Marshall Law Review, and Sociology of Religion, and in volumes from New York University Press and Paradigm Press. She has been a scholar at the Institute for American Values since 2000. In spring 2013, she was a lecturer in American Studies at Lake Forest College.
Marquardt holds a Master of Divinity and an M.A. in international relations from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in history from Wake Forest University. She is married to politics professor Jim Marquardt, with two children.