EllineDuotone2Elline 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.

Past Posts

You’ll Have to Speak Up/I Can’t Hear You  (November 2009)

Haunted by the Story of a Girl  (July 2009)

Scrambling the Sociobiological Clock (April 2009)

Gottlieb and the Single Girl  (March 2008)

Off the Shelf:

“Choosing Not Choosing” (March 2010): In Her Own Sweet Time: Unexpected Adventures in Finding Love, Commitment, and Motherhood

“Girl Zines” (February 2010): Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism

“Pink Slip” (January 2010): The Slippery Year: A Meditation on Happily Ever After

“Explosive Words” (December 2009): Powder: Writing by Women in the Ranks, from Vietnam to Iraq

“Feminist Television Studies” (November 2009): Third Wave Feminism and Television: Jane Puts It in A Box

“Girl Drive” (October 2009): Girldrive: Criss-Crossing America, Redefining Feminism

“Perfectly Ready” (September 2009): Ready: Why Women are Embracing the New Later Motherhood

“Girls and Media” (August 2009): Girls Make Media & Maiden USA

“Mama, PhD” (January 2009): Mama, PhD

“Parenting, Inc.” (August 2008): Parenting, Inc.