Juli Parker is a feminist actor, director, and writer. She has a BA in Theatre/Dance from the University of Maine, an MA in Women's Studies from the University of Alabama, and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences with a focus in Theatre and Women's Studies from the Union Institute & University. She is the editor of a 2010 anthology Representations of Murderous Women in Literature, Theatre, Film, and Television: Examining the Patriarchal Presuppositions Behind the Treatment of Murderesses in Fiction and Reality. She has been the director of the UMass Dartmouth’s Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality for 19 years. She has been seen on stage at 2nd Story Theatre, The Barker Playhouse and recently directed at Epic Theater Company. She writes a weekly blog, The Feminist Critic, (thefeministcritic.com) providing weekly critiques of theatre, film, books, politics and pop culture from a feminist perspective. She and her amazing cook of a husband have a bluetick coonhound, a bernese mountain dog, a cat and two vintage trailers.