Lynne Huffer

Lynne Huffer lhuffer@emory.edu
Samuel Candler Dobbs 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 Foucault, literature, narrative, and the question of ethics.  Her most recent book, Are the Lips a Grave? Queer Feminist Reflections on the Ethics of Sex (2013), explores the  problem of ethics in feminist and queer theories, with a particular focus on the concrete political dilemmas of our contemporary age. 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). Huffer has  taught feminist theory, queer theory, gay and lesbian studies, sexuality in  literature, and Foucault at Yale, Rice, and Emory Universities.