Professor Gordon has been a faculty member at The New School since 2002. She has also taught at Barnard College and Columbia University. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Columbia University, where she specialized in modern French, German and British literature. She co-edited the WSQ (Women’s Studies Quarterly) Citizenship issue (Spring/Summer 2010) and has published on the cabaret, post-war film, and performance art in the Third Reich. Her translation of Jean Genet’s Elle was adapted for an off-Broadway production in the summer of 2002. Professor Gordon received the New School Distinguished University Teaching Award in 2003 and teaches interdisciplinary courses in the areas of ethics and literature, gender studies, and the aesthetics of the body. She is currently working on a book project on restorative justice in Chile, South Africa and Rwanda.