I have a B.A. in Political Science and English from Swarthmore College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in English Literature from Stanford University. I was a tenured Associate Professor of English Literature at Mills College from 1989-2004.

My other career as a professor has informed and enriched my work as a writer. It expanded my areas of expertise, gave me experience writing for a variety of audiences, and made me a superb editor. Even better, it was great fun.

At Stanford University and Mills College, I taught writing, English Literature and Women’s Studies, all while publishing books and articles of my own. Those years as an academic also made me a skilled facilitator of meetings, a resourceful and tenacious researcher and interviewer, and an expert at providing clear and organized explanations of complex topics.

CONTACT: mk [at] madeleinekahn [dot] com