• Whitmore, Lindsey
  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University
  • Research Interests: Trauma & somatics; race & histories of whiteness; theories & practices of care; critical approaches to health & medicine; peer recovery & mutual aid.
  • Education: Ph. D. (with distinction), 2019 -- Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University M.A., 2012-- Humanities & Social Thought, New York University B.A., 2007-- English & American Studies, Mount Holyoke College
  • Job Placement: Researcher at Historic New England
  • Webpage: Visit Website
  • Committee: Decena, Carlos (chair); Schuller, Kyla (co-chair); Puar, Jasbir (internal member); Chan-Malik, Sylvia (internal member); Diedrich, Lisa (outside member)
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  • Dissertation: “Ecologies of Care: Whiteness, Clinical Power, and Post-Opioid Futures”


Lindsey Whitmore is a writer, educator, researcher, and facilitator whose work seeks to locate embedded histories of extractive capitalism, white supremacy, and settler colonialism in contemporary U.S. systems and practices of care. With over 10 years of experience working alongside peer-to-peer, community-based recovery communities in Western Massachusetts, Lindsey's work centers critical analyses of U.S. clinical treatment systems offered by those with lived experience and elaborates “from the ground up” strategies for enacting systemic transformations in how we respond to harm.

The recipient of Rutgers University’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education, Lindsey is also a passionate educator with nearly a decade of experience facilitating rigorous online and classroom-based higher education experiences for diverse student bodies. They currently teach classes in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University, as well as courses in collaboration with Rutgers’ Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities (CWAH). Lindsey has also received funding to develop and teach hybrid (in-person and online) courses at Rutgers, and they have supported faculty work in the Online Certificate Program in Women’s Global Health Leadership.