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Margaret Higonnet

Margaret Higonnet is professor of English and comparative literature at the University of Connecticut and has taught at George Washington University, the Universities of Munich, and Santiago de Compostela. She works at the intersection of feminist theory and comparative literature. She has also published in other areas, such as children’s literature, Thomas Hardy, and women’s literature of World War I. She edited Margaret Hall’s war memoir Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country, 1918-1919 (2014), with its remarkable collection of photographs from the western front. Her other books include Nurses at the Front (2001) and Behind the Lines of Fire (1999).


  • Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Connecticut
  • Local Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University