Ellen Harris

Ellen Harris is the author of two nonfiction books on murder trials:

Dying To Get Married: The Courtship and Murder of Julie Miller Bulloch, tells of an heiress bride killed by her social climbing husband in a sex bondage ritual. He claimed “she made me do it.” Misogyny affected this case of domestic violence. “Dying” was also published in France and Great Britain.

Guarding The Secrets: Palestinian Terrorism And A Father’s Murder of His Too-American Daughter reports the first honor killing in America and the network of terrorist cells and safe houses across the U.S. It illustrates the tension between immigrant teenagers trying to assimilate and their parents who demand they follow old country traditions.

Harris’s byline has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Bloomberg News, Missouri Lawyers’ Weekly, St. Louis magazine, and the Post-Dispatch and the American newspapers.

She has been teaching in the Journalism Program at Washington University since 1998. She also teaches in African-American Studies.

An Emmy-Award winning TV producer, she covered the federal and state courts for 15 years at KMOV-TV in St. Louis. Before that she was a general assignment newspaper reporter at the Globe-Democrat.

She has a B.A. in art history from Washington University in St. Louis. She studied architectural history there in graduate school.

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