Professor Gina Barreca elected to Mark Twain House and Museum Board of Trustees.
Dr. Barreca earned her BA from Dartmouth College, where she was the first woman to be named an Alumni Scholar. She went on to receive her MA from Cambridge University as a Reynold’s Fellow and her PhD from the City University of New York. She is a professor of English and Feminist Theory at UConn, where she has been recognized for her excellence in teaching.
Barreca has also appeared on such television programs as The Today Show, CNN, and Oprah to discuss her views on gender, power, politics, and humor. Barreca is a syndicated columnist; her weekly columns for The Hartford Courant have been published in major newspapers across the country and globe, including The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, and The Independent of London. Comedian Rachel Dratch says Barreca’s latest book, “If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse?”: Questions and Thoughts for Loud, Smart Women in Turbulent Times, “contains everything a good friend would provide: honesty, insight, female camaraderie, and a lot of laughs.”
“We are thrilled to have Gina Barreca serve on our Board of Trustees,” said Joel Freedman, President of The Mark Twain House & Museum’s board. “She brings a welcome energy, enthusiasm, knowledge, and good humor to the museum. My fellow board members and I look forward to working with her and know The Mark Twain House & Museum will benefit greatly from her input and presence.”