Leslie Bow

Position title: Professor, English and Asian American Studies

Email: lbow@wisc.edu

7179 Helen C White Hall, 600 N Park St, Madison, WI 53706


Leslie Bow is Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and Mark and Elisabeth Eccles Professor of English and Asian American Studies at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. She is the author of the award-winning, ‘Partly Colored’: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South (New York University Press, 2010); Betrayal and Other Acts of Subversion: Feminism, Sexual Politics, Asian American Women’s Literature (Princeton University Press, 2001); editor of the four-volume, Asian American Feminisms (Routledge, 2012) and a reissue of Fiona Cheong’s novel, The Scent of the Gods (Illinois University Press, 2010). Leslie is a contributor to Progressive magazine and the Progressive Media Project through which her op-ed columns appear in newspapers across the United States. She is currently working on a book that explores race and pleasure in the public sphere, focusing on fantasy and visual culture.