researcher, educator, and writer

Elizabeth Freeman is a researcher, educator, and writer specialized in American literature and gender, sexuality, and queer studies. She holds both an MA and a PhD from the University of Chicago, Chicago, and is currently teaching at University of California, Davis. Her articles have appeared in numerous scholarly journals, and she has written three books: Beside You in Time: Sense-Methods and Queer Sociabilities in Nineteenth-Century America(2019); Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories (2010); and The Wedding Complex: Forms of Belonging in Modern American Culture(2002). She was also the editor of a special issue of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Queer Temporalities(2007), and co-editor (with Ellen Samuels) of a special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly, Crip Temporalities (2021). Between 2011 and 2017, she served as co-editor of GLQ. She is currently working on a book project examining the reading practices accompanying care work and a co-edited anthology, Queer Kinship (with Tyler Bradway).