For occasional essays on women and politics, click here.

"Making America Great Again--Women's Edition, 115th Congress" 



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"Are Women Human?"


 "Rand, Ryan, Republicans and Rape: A (Brief) Rant"      





  "Lysistrata and the War on Women"


For personal essays on women, food, and family, click here.

Including "Soul Food," from Storied Dishes and "'Family liked 1956': My Mother's Recipes," from Through the Kitchen Window


For occasional essays on women, gender, and popular culture, click here.    

Including "Remembering Rosalind Franklin--and Forgetting James Watt," "Sex Education," "Beauty Queens and Fairy Princesses," "Who Cares about LaToyia Figueroa," and "Where is Abu Ghraib?" 




For reflections on teaching and learning, research and writing, the profession and the professor, click here.  

Including "Chasing Sappho: Teaching, Translation, and 'the Text,'" "Finding What Was There," "My Teaching Philosophy: A Personal Statement," and "A Final Review?"