Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Lynne Huffer's work focuses generally on the overlapping fields of feminist and queer theories, with a particular interest in literature, narrative, and the question of ethics. Her most recent book, Mad for Foucault (2010), reexamines queer theory through the lens of Michel Foucault's History of Madness. Other books include Another Colette: The Question of Gendered Writing (1992) and Maternal Pasts, Feminist Futures: Nostalgia, Ethics, and the Question of Difference (1998). She has just completed another book, Are the Lips a Grave? Queer Feminist Reflections on the Ethics of Sex, which explores the problem of ethics in feminist and queer theories, with a particular focus on the concrete political dilemmas of our contemporary age. Huffer has taught feminist theory, queer theory, gay and lesbian studies, sexuality in literature, and Foucault at Yale, Rice, and Emory Universities.