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2022 Bombeck Workshop Faculty Gina Barreca

Gina Barreca

Gina Barreca, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, has written 10 books, including the bestselling They Used to Call Me Snow White, But I Drifted as well as Babes in Boyland: A Personal History of Coeducation in the Ivy League and It’s Not That I’m Bitter: How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Visible Panty Lines and Conquer the World.  

She's edited 11 others, including Fast Funny Women: 75 Essays of Flash Nonfiction and the new 2022 collection, Fast Fierce Women. Translated into Chinese, Japanese, German and Spanish, her scholarly and trade books have helped establish the study of women’s humor as a Thing. 

Gina's essays have been published by The New York Times, The Independent of London, Cosmopolitan and The Harvard Business Review, and she’s appeared, often as a repeat guest, on the Today show, CNN, the BBC, PBS, NPR, 20/20, and yes, Oprah. Gina's Psychology Today blog has well over 7.5 million views. She has no hobbies (but can be counted on to bring the party with her.)