Elline Lipkin is a scholar, poet, and nonfiction writer who has also worked as an editor for a variety of newspapers, magazines, and journals. Her first book, The Errant Thread, was chosen by Eavan Boland to receive the Kore Press First Book Award and was published in 2006. Her second book, Girls’ Studies, was published by Seal Press in 2009. Endorsed by Peggy Orenstein and part of the Seal Studies series, Girls’ Studies explores the state of contemporary girlhood in the United States and how gender is imprinted from birth forward.
From 2004-2006 Elline was a Postdoctoral Scholar with the Beatice Bain Research Group on Gender at UC Berkeley where she also taught for the departments of Gender and Women’s Studies, Comparative Literature, and College Writing. Since 2008 she has been a Research Scholar with the Center for Study of Women at UCLA. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University and a PhD in Creative Writing and Literature. Her areas of academic expertise include Twentieth-Century Poetry and Feminist Poetics, as well as Gender and Girls’ Studies.
Her nonfiction writing has appeared in Salon.com and other contemporary sources, and she is widely published as a poet. Her essay about female mentorship and influence was published in Mentor & Muse: Essays from Poets to Poet (Southern Illinois University Press, 2010), and an essay about being a feminist bride was published in the collection Fashion Talks: Undressing the Power of Style (SUNY Press, 2012).
Available for manuscript consultation, private or group tutorials, she also welcomes the opportunity to write for new publications, speak with girls, and share creative collaboration.
Scrambling the Sociobiological Clock (April 2009)
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