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About Linda Garber

Linda Garber's research focuses on lesbian fiction, poetry, and history.  She has also published on the fields of lesbian and queer studies as they have developed in academia since the 1990s. Currently, she is completing a book about lesbian historical fiction titled Claiming Lesbian History: The Romance Between Fact and Fiction.  She is the author of Identity Poetics: Race, Class, and the Lesbian-Feminist Roots of Queer Theory (Columbia UP, 2001) and Lesbian Sources: A Bibliography of Periodical Articles, 1970-1990 (Garland, 1993), and the editor of Tilting the Tower: Lesbians / Teaching / Queer Subjects (Routledge, 1994).


Present Associate Professor & Department Chair of Women's and Gender Studies, Santa Clara University

Curriculum Vitae


  • WGST 51 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
  • WGST 34/ENGL 67 Gay and Lesbian Literature
  • WGST 134/ENGL 122 Film, Gender, and Sexuality
  • WGST 122/ENGL 153 Studies in Gay and Lesbian Cultures: Asia
  • WGST 190 Senior Seminar - topics including LGBTQ Studies, film, history, and literature


1995 PhD, Stanford University ‐ Program in Modern Thought and Literature
1990 MA, Stanford University ‐ Program in Modern Thought and Literature
1987 BA, Harvard University ‐ Department of English and American Literature