Judith Kegan Gardiner

Judith Kegan Gardiner has been an editor of Feminist Studies since 1989. A professor of English and Gender and Women’s Studies, Emerita, at the University of Illinois, Chicago, she earned master’s and doctoral degrees in English from Columbia University and an A.B. from Radcliffe College.

Dr. Gardiner's teaching interests include feminist and psychoanalytic theory, twentieth-century and post-millennial writing by women, seventeenth-century English literature, feminist pedagogy, sexuality and gender, and masculinity studies.

Her monographs are Rhys, Stead, Lessing, and the Politics of Empathy (Indiana University Press) and Craftsmanship in Context: Ben Jonson’s Poetry (Mouton). Her edited books are Provoking Agents: Gender and Agency in Theory and Practice (University of Illinois Press) and Masculinity Studies and Feminist Theory: New Directions (Columbia University Press). She co-edited The International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities (Routledge). Recent essays have discussed Doris Lessing, Alison Bechdel, female masculinity, and socialist feminism.

Dr. Gardiner is one of the original founders of the Gender & Women's Studies Program at UIC, and she has served as its Director.