Heather Holliger

Ph.D. Student
Graduate Student

Heather Holliger is a Ph.D. student in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her research concerns feminist creative writers’ strategies for challenging dominant representations of gender-based violence in visual and narrative culture. She has a breadth of experience as a feminist writer, scholar, and practitioner that includes national and grassroots feminist organizing; direct service work for women and girls; community building, art and activism; and over a decade of teaching English and gender and women’s studies courses in higher education. Her creative work has been published in a dozen journals, including Feminist Studies, the Gay and Lesbian Review, and Split This Rock: poems of provocation and witness. She also served as editor-in-chief of So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art and has written news articles for Ms. magazine online.

Areas of Expertise
  • Feminist Poetry
  • Sexual Violence
  • Trauma Studies
Education
  • MFA, Creative Writing, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
  • BA, Women's and Gender Studies, American University, Washington, DC