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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 was a scholar at the Institute for American Values from 2000-2013. In spring 2013, she was a lecturer in American Studies at Lake Forest College. She was on the development team at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs from 2013-16 and joined Feeding America in 2016. She is currently at work on a novel set in colonial Virginia.
Marquardt holds master's degrees in divinity and international relations from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in history with a minor in women's studies from Wake Forest University. She spent a semester abroad in East Java, backpacked in Japan, and interned at a women's rights organization in the Philippines. She grew up in North Carolina.
- Ettlinger, Eric (letters page) (July 23, 2007). "The complex parenting network (6 letters)". The New York Times.
- Marquardt, Elizabeth; Glenn, Norval (2001). Hooking up, hanging out, and hoping for Mr. Right: college women on mating and dating today. Institute for American Values. Pdf.