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Audrey Bilger is the vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college at Pomona College. Prior to working at Pomona, from 1994-2016, she was the Faculty Director of the Center for Writing and Public Discourse and Professor of Literature at Claremont McKenna College, where she specialized in Gender Studies, LGBT issues, and humor. She is co editor of Here Come the Brides! Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage, author of Laughing Feminism (on Jane Austen and her contemporaries). She is the Gender and Sexuality section editor for the Los Angeles Review of Books and a member of the Ms. Committee of Scholars. Her work has appeared in Ms., Bitch magazine, The Paris Review, and the Los Angeles Times. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. She has been covering the Proposition 8 trial and marriage equality for Ms. and is currently working on a book on Jane Austen’s legacy and influence, entitled “Six Degrees of Jane Austen.”

Audrey tweets from @AudreyBilger.

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