Sally Barr Ebest is Professor Emerita in the English Department at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she taught for 30 years. From 1987-2009, she served as the department’s Writing Program Administrator, during which she authored Changing the Way We Teach (SIUP 2005). Subsequently, she developed and co-edited two books: Reconciling Catholicism and Feminism? (Notre Dame, 2003) and Too Smart to Be Sentimental: Contemporary Irish American Women Writers (2008). From 2010-2016, she directed the university’s Gender Studies Program. During this period, she taught Gender Studies courses, co-chaired the state’s first and second transgender conferences, and published a feminist study of Irish American women’s writing entitled The Banshees (Syracuse, 2013). Sally retired in 2016. She is currently at work on what will probably be her last book, on Irish American Catholic women’s autobiography.

sebest@umsl.edu