Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I have lived now for many years in beautiful southwestern Virginia. I’m a professor at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.  At W&L I teach in the Department of Romance Languages, the Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and the Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.  My 30-year teaching career includes teaching French and Spanish at the high-school level, teaching English abroad, and teaching all levels of Spanish and a host of other courses at the college/university level.  I love to teach.

The great advantage of college and university-level teaching is its entanglement with research and writing and the general autonomy it affords in all of these areas. As a result, while I have written traditional scholarly monographs, journal articles, and book chapters, I also write poetry, drama, and creative non-fiction.  If you want to know more, please visit the link to EllenMayockCV.

This blog focuses on the topic of my 2016 book, Gender Shrapnel in the Academic Workplace (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).  Blog posts apply concepts from Gender Shrapnel to current events in the local, regional, national, and international realms.