Linda Zerilli is the Charles E. Merriam Distinguished Professor of Political Science and the College and Professor of Gender Studies. Her fields of interest are political theory, feminist and gender theory, gender and politics. She is the author of Signifying Woman (Cornell University Press, 1994), Feminism and the Abyss of Freedom (University of Chicago Press, 2005), and articles on subjects ranging across feminist thought, the politics of language, aesthetics, and Continental philosophy. Her current book project is titled Toward a Democratic Theory of Judgment. She has been a Fulbright Fellow, a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, and a Stanford Humanities Center Fellow. Professor Zerilli has served on the executive committee of Political Theory and is currently serving on the editorial boards of Philosophy and Rhetoric, Constellations, and Culture, Theory, and Critique.