Frances Bartkowski

Professor of English

Rutgers University-Newark

Frances Bartkowski is Professor and Chairperson of English at Rutgers University, Newark. Feminist Utopias, her first book, appeared in 1989 from University of Nebraska Press; Travelers, Immigrants, Inmates: Essays in Estrangement was published in 1995 by University of Minnesota Press; and Kissing Cousins: A New Kinship Bestiary came out in 2008 from Columbia University Press. Her textbook, Feminist Theory: A Reader, co-edited with Wendy Kolmar of Drew University is scheduled for a 4th edition from McGraw-Hill. She has published articles in Boundary 2 and essays in Tikkun and The New York Times. She occasionally publishes poems and is currently working on a novel, An Afterlife. Most recently she has been writing about the representation of animals in the visual arts; she is a member of the Animal Studies Group at NYU. She was Director of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University, Newark, from 1989-2002. She also works closely with students in the American Studies graduate program and is an affiliate member of the African and African-American Studies Department.