Gina Barreca, author of the upcoming If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse? Questions and Thoughts for Loud, Smart Women in Turbulent Times, is a professor of English and feminist theory at the University of Connecticut. She has appeared on 20/20, The Today Show, CNN, the BBC, NPR, Oprah and Dr. Phil to discuss gender, power, politics and humor.
Her eight earlier books include the bestselling They Used to Call Me Snow White but I Drifted: Women’s Strategic Use of Humor; Babes in Boyland: A Personal History of Coeducation in the Ivy League; and It’s Not That I’m Bitter … Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Visible Panty Lines and Conquered the World. She co-wrote I’m With Stupid: One Man, One Woman, and 10,000 Years of Misunderstandings Between The Sexes Cleared Right Up with Pulitzer Prize winner Gene Weingarten. She was recently inducted into the Friars Club, whose membership is comprised mostly of comedians and other celebrities. Gina’s columns from The Hartford Courant are internationally syndicated by the Tribune News Service, appearing everywhere from the Dakotas to Dubai to Otago, New Zealand. She also writes regularly for Psychology Today, The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Huffington Post. She has been published in The New York Times, The Independent, Cosmopolitan and The Harvard Business Review. When she’s not teaching, writing or speaking, she can be found in the Library of Congress or in the make-up aisle of Walgreens.