Distinguished Visiting Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Wellesley College

Leigh Gilmore, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Wellesley College, is the author of Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives (Columbia University Press, 2017), The Limits of Autobiography: Trauma and Testimony (Cornell University Press), Autobiographics: A Feminist Theory of Women's Self-Representation (Cornell University Press), and coeditor of Autobiography and Postmodernism. (University of Massachusetts Press) She has published articles on autobiography, legal and literary testimony, and feminist theory in Feminist Studies, Signs, Women's Studies Quarterly, and Biography, among others, and in numerous collections. She was Dorothy Cruickshank Backstrand Chair of Gender and Women's Studies at Scripps College, Professor of English at the Ohio State University, and has held visiting appointments at Brown University, Harvard Divinity School, Northeastern University, University of California, Santa Cruz, and University of California, Berkeley.

Experience

  • –present
    Distinguished Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Wellesley College