Leigh Gilmore

Leigh Gilmore

Leigh Gilmore

Distinguished Visiting Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies at Wellesley College

The author of numerous books and articles on autobiography, law and literature, and feminist theory.

Leigh Gilmore, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Wellesley, is the author of The Limits of Autobiography: Trauma and Testimony, Autobiographics: A Feminist Theory of Women’s Self-Representation, and coeditor of Autobiography and Postmodernism. She has published articles on autobiography, law and literature, and feminist theory in Feminist Studies, Signs, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and Biography, among others, and in numerous collections. She was Dorothy Cruickshank Backstrand Chair of Gender and Women’s Studies at Scripps College and professor of English at the Ohio State University and has held visiting appointments at Brown University, Harvard Divinity School, Northeastern University, University of California, Santa Cruz, and University of California, Berkeley.

2017 Book Publication:
Tainted Witness, Why we doubt what women say about their lives, Leigh Gilmore


Boston Globe:

Washington Post:


A history of women who have stood up to powerful men—and paid the price

This Week in Books: Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say about Their Lives


Stanford Sexual Assault: what changed with the survivor’s testimony
June 18, 2016, The Conversation
Leigh Gimore

Read more at http://www.wellesley.edu/wgst/faculty/gilmore#AF5d6GmRayoFXeOD.99