Sabrina Fuchs Abrams is Professor of English in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program in the School for Graduate Studies. She holds a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University and a B.A. in English and American Literature from Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges. She is coordinator of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program and the Advanced Certificates in Women's and Gender Studies and American Studies. She is the author of Mary McCarthy: Gender, Politics and the Postwar Intellectual and editor of <em>Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers and Literature of New York. She is founder and chair of the Mary McCarthy Society and is Book Review Editor of Studies in American Humor. She has been awarded an NEH summer fellowship for work on her current book, The Politics of Humor: New York Women of Wit, forthcoming from Penn State University Press.