Liz Hanssen

Writer, editor, parent

Liz Hanssen hails from Brooklyn, New York, and has lived in California, France, and Syria, landing in Western Massachusetts, where she has lived since 1996. For the past three decades she has lived and worked as a mother, a role that has lain the a solid groundwork for all additional professional pursuits. She has also worked as a writer, editor, instructor of gender studies and writing, and, most recently, managing editor of Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism, an academic journal based at Smith College. She blogs at and is working on a collection of reflective essays on parenting queer and transgender children.