Women's and Gender Studies
B.A., University of Washington; M.A., University of Washington; Ph.D., University of Washington
Leigh GilmoreDistinguished Visiting Professor in Women's and Gender Studies
The author of numerous books and articles on autobiography, law and literature, and feminist theory.
Leigh Gilmore, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Wellesley, is the author of The Limits of Autobiography: Trauma and Testimony, Autobiographics: A Feminist Theory of Women's Self-Representation, and coeditor of Autobiography and Postmodernism. She has published articles on autobiography, law and literature, 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 and 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.
2017 Book Publication:
Tainted Witness, Why we doubt what women say about their lives, Leigh Gilmore
In the News:
March, 2018: Tactile tour of the Davis Art Museum with Prof Gilmore’s “pain as a feminist issue” seminar
Jan. 24, 18, On Point, Leigh Gilmore, Larry Nassar, Sex Abuse, Gymnastics, http://www.wbur.org/onpoint/
Jan. 20, 18, Boston Globe: Leigh Gilmore: One Year After Women's March; What Changed?
Nov. 13, 2017, Interview with Mitch Carr: http://dfw.cbslocal.com/audio/
Oct. 27, 2017, As Survivors say #MeToo, what will it take to stop widespread sexual harrassment https://www.pbs.org/newshour/
Oct. 21, 2017 Cape Cod Times, http://www.capecodtimes.com/
Oct. 20, 2017, Fortune http://fortune.com/2017/10/20/
12/8/17 Boston Globe Magazine, What it would take for #MeToo to qualify as a true revolution..
"Me Too" Tweets Aren't The Only Accounts of Sexual Abuse That Need To Be Recognized: https://www.bustle.com/p/me-
Oct. 16, 2017, In the Wake of Harvey Weinstain Scandal, Women Say #MeToo, http://www.npr.org/2017/10/16/
June 18, 2016, The Conversation, Leigh Gimore: Stanford Sexual Assault: what changed with the survivor's testimony