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Lisa Orr

Professor of English at Utica College, and author of Transforming American Realism: Working-Class Women Writers of the Twentieth Century

Lisa Orr is Professor of English at Utica College, and the author of Transforming American Realism: Working-Class Women Writers of the Twentieth Century (University Press of America/Rowman & Littlefield). She earned a Ph.D. in English at UCLA, specializing in American working-class literature, and has published memoir, book reviews, works of literary criticism, and journalism—most recently, for the Disunion series of The New York Times (http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/15/new-yorks-mixed-race-riot/?smid=pl-share).