Lisa Duggan is Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. Journalist, activist, ambivalent academic, and a leading Queer Theorist. Author of Twilight of Equality?: Neoliberalism, Cultural Politics, and the Attack on Democracy (Beacon, 2003) and Sapphic Slashers: Sex, Violence, and American Modernity (Duke, 2000). Co-author with Nan Hunter of Sex Wars: Sexual Dissent and Political Culture (Routledge, 1995; 10th anniversary edition 2006), and co-editor with Lauren Berlant of Our Monica, Ourselves: The Clinton Affair and National Interest (NYU Press, 2001).