Elizabeth S. Anker is Professor of Law and Associate Professor in the Department of English at Cornell University. She holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. Before pursuing her Ph.D., she practiced for two years in the banking and structured finance group of the Chicago and New York offices of Sidley Austin LLP. Before coming to Cornell, she was Assistant Professor at Wake Forest University. She has been a fellow at the Cornell Society for the Humanities and the Stanford Humanities Center.