Paula S. Fass is the Margaret Byrne Professor of History at the University of California at Berkeley, where she has taught for thirty-two years. Before moving to California in 1974, she was raised in New York City and received her degrees from Barnard College and Columbia University. She is the author of Kidnapped: Child Abduction in America, Outside In: Minorities and the Transformation of American Education, and The Damned and the Beautiful: American Youth in the 1920s. She is the editor of the three volume The Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood in History and Society, and (with Mary Ann Mason) Childhood in America.
Paula Fass has also been frequently interviewed about matters relating to the history of children in the press, on television, and on the radio.