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    Professor Joyce Warren reflects on life and career

    While Professor Joyce Warren may be known around Queens College as both an English professor and director of the Women and Gender Studies program, back home in Western Massachusetts, she was the little girl who read everything, climbed the tallest of trees, and would not tolerate prejudice among any of the kids she played with. Growing up in a small Cape Cod house in a working-class neighborhood and a big swing that her father built, Joyce Warren was anything but your average child. While she enjoyed her days playing outside with all the children of her neighborhood, she was also a voracious reader. Going to the local library once a…