Melissa Mohr

Melissa Mohr is the author of Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing (Oxford University Press, 2013; 2016), and of articles for The GuardianThe Sunday TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Huffington PostSalon.com, and Time.com. She received a PhD from Stanford University in Medieval and Renaissance English Literature, but left academia to write for a wider audience. She has a weekly column in the Christian Science Monitor about language, “In a Word.”