Professor of English
Gayle Salamon is Associate Professor of English and Gender and Sexuality Studies. She works in phenomenology, queer and trans theory, feminist philosophy, 20th Century Continental philosophy, psychoanalysis, and disability studies. Her book Assuming a Body: Transgender and Rhetorics of Materiality (Columbia University Press, 2010) was winner of the 2011 Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Studies. She is currently at work on two manuscripts, one exploring narrations of bodily pain and disability in contemporary memoir entitled Painography: Metaphor and the Phenomenology of Chronic Pain, and a second analyzing the classroom murder of 15-year-old L. King.