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Gina Barreca

Gina Barreca was deemed a “feminist humor maven” by Ms. Magazine. Gina’s new book is Fast Funny Women, a collection of 75 flash nonfiction essays. Author of ten books and editor of eleven others, her works have been translated into several languages. Gina has appeared on CNN, PBS, the BBC, 20/20, 48 Hours, the Today Show, NPR, and Oprah as an expert on women, humor, and cultural politics. One of the first women to graduate from Dartmouth College in its early years of coeducation, she was the first woman to be named Alumni scholar by that college; her papers have been requested by Dartmouth’s special collections library. She was a Reynolds’s Fellow at New Hall (now Murray Edwards) College at Cambridge University and received her Ph.D. at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. The only full-time female academic to be a member of the Friar’s Club, Gina’s also an honoree of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame. She’s been awarded four honorary degrees and her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Harvard Business Review.