"Although generally buoyant and jovial in tone, Revenge of the Women's Studies Professor addresses serious problems, including sexism in academia, violence against women, and the unceasing backlash against feminism and women's studies in both the academic community and the population at large. Based on her own and her students' actual experiences, Dr. Morris's examination of such concerns is as revealing as it is insightful." —History News Network
"Bonnie Morris's book is a wise and witty read—eloquent, passionate, lucidly organized, and wide-ranging. The subject—women's studies and the vexing backlash against the field—is crucially important not only in the academy but for general audiences as well. Morris gives all the issues the intense attention they deserve." —Sandra M. Gilbert, co-author of The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination
"Nowhere have I read the kind of front-line reporting that Bonnie J. Morris foregrounds in her book: the verbatim ongoing insults, challenges, and accusations. This kind of personal testimony puts a human face on the backlash, bringing history to life." —Carolyn Gage, playwright, performer, director, and activist
"Professor Morris's book, like her play (and indeed her career), seeks to educate as wide an audience as possible about the nature and value of women's studies while using humor to both expose and mitigate the sting of the backlash.... Based on her own and her students' actual experiences, Dr. Morris's examination of such concerns is as revealing as it is insightful." —H-Net Reviews, August 2009
Bonnie J. Morris is a scholar, teacher, writer, and performer. Her six books include Eden Built by Eves, Girl Reel, and Lubavitcher Women in America. She lives in Washington, D.C.