Margot Kotler

Academic Appointments
  • Lecturer, Writing Program

  • Assistant Director, Writing Center

Margot is earning her Ph.D. in English at the Graduate Center, CUNY and earned her M.A. in English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University. She has taught first-year writing and literature courses in English at Queens College, CUNY, and has served as a Writing Across the Curriculum Fellow at Baruch College, CUNY. She is passionate about creating learning spaces that support accessibility, diversity, and inclusivity, and her writing courses emphasize the principle of learning through writing. Her research focuses on queer modernisms, feminist and LGBTQ studies, and life writing.


Dewey Field, Room 233
HB 6250


Institute for Writing and Rhetoric


  • BA, Rutgers University
  • MA, Brandeis University
  • M Phil, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Selected Publications

  • "Susan Sontag, Lorraine Hansberry, and the Politics of Queer Biography." Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, 8.2, Spring 2022. 

    "The Impersonal is Political: Virginia Woolf, Vera Brittain, and Feminist Counterpublics." Virginia Woolf Miscellany, vol. 97, 2021, pp. 26-29.

    "After Anger: Negative Affect and Feminist Politics in Virginia Woolf's Three Guineas." Woolf Studies Annual, vol. 24, 2018, pp. 35-54.