About Allison Kimmich
Author of the column, Girl Talk, appearing the third Wednesday of every month.
Allison Kimmich, PhD, is executive director of the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA). Her writings about feminist pedagogy, women’s autobiography, and women’s studies have appeared in journals, anthologies, and newsletters. Under Allison’s leadership, NWSA has grown into an international network of nearly 2,500 members with professional development, research, and advocacy initiatives to support women’s studies and women’s center professionals. She previously served as the director of pre-college programs at Barnard College, where she developed a Young Women’s Leadership Institute and taught feminist theory in the undergraduate women’s studies program, and also as the assistant director of the Women Involved in Living and Learning (WILL), an academic and co-curricular program at the University of Richmond. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in women’s studies from Emory University. She lives in Montclair, NJ with her husband, five-year-old son, and seven-year-old daughter.