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 disrupting dominant representations of sexual violence and the female body 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