Lauren Jae Gutterman graduated with a B.A. in American Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies from Northwestern University. After completing her doctorate in twentieth-century U.S. History at New York University, Professor Gutterman was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows at the University of Michigan. In the fall of 2015, Professor Gutterman joined the American Studies Department at UT Austin. She is also a core faculty member in the Center for Women’s & Gender Studies, and a faculty affiliate of LGBTQ Studies and the History Department. Professor Gutterman is the author of Her Neighbor’s Wife: A History of Lesbian Desire Within Marriage (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019), winner of the 2019 Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prize. Her Neighbor’s Wife examines the personal experiences and public representation of wives who desired women in the United States since 1945. By demonstrating the remarkable extent to which married women have been able to engage in same-sex affairs, Her Neighbor’s Wife calls into question the straightness of marriage, particularly in the postwar period.