Gina Barreca ’79
Gina Barreca ’79, who writes a weekly column now syndicated nationally by Tribune News Service, has appeared on 20/20, The Today Show, CNN, the BBC, Dr. Phil, NPR and Oprah to discuss gender, power, politics, and humor. She received her AB from Dartmouth College in 1979, where she was the first woman to be named Alumni Scholar. Her MA is from Cambridge University, where she was a Reynold’s Fellow, and her PhD is from the City University of New York, where she lived close to a good delicatessen. She is a professor of English and feminist theory at the University of Connecticut. She won UConn’s highest award for excellence in teaching and has lectured worldwide on gender difference in humor. She is the author of several books, including Babes in Boyland: A Personal History of Coeducation in the Ivy League, about her experiences at Dartmouth in the 1970s.