• Testimonials

    The Western Literature Association has proved to be an invaluable asset and I look forward to continuing to attend throughout my career.
    Jacqueline Harris
    PhD Candidate, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Western Literature Association Officers

Emily LutenskiCo-PresidentSt. Louis University
Michael K. JohnsonCo–PresidentUniversity of Maine Farmington
SueEllen CampbellCo–President ElectColorado State University
Alex HuntCo–President ElectWest Texas A&M University
Kerry FineCo–Vice PresidentArizona State University
Rebecca LushCo–Vice PresidentCalifornia State University San Marcos
Susan Naramore MaherCo–Past PresidentUniversity of Minnesota Duluth
Florence AmamotoCo–Past PresidentGustavus Adolphus College
Nicolas WitschiExec. SecretaryWestern Michigan University
Nancy CookTreasurerUniversity of Montana, Missoula
Tom LynchEditor, WAL University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Amy Hamilton2018Northern Michigan University
Brady Harrison2018University of Montana
Lisa Tatonetti2018Kansas State University
Amanda Zink2018Idaho State University
Rachel Bolten2018Grad student rep, Stanford University
Matt Burkhart
2019Case Western Reserve University
Will Lombardi2019Feather River College
Maria O’Connell2019Wayland Baptist University
Ashley Reis2019SUNY Potsdam
Jessica Lopez2019Grad student rep, Michigan State University
Jennifer Dawes2020Henderson State University
Jenny Kerber2020Wilfrid Laurier University
Kyoko Matsunaga2020Kobe City University of Foreign Studies
Joshua Smith 2020Biola University

  • Western Literature Association (WLA)

    Founded in 1965, the Western Literature Association (WLA) is a non-profit, scholarly association that promotes the study of the diverse literature and cultures of the North American West, past and present.

  • Western American Literature (WAL)

    (The Journal)

    Published by the Western Literature Association, Western American Literature is the leading journal in western American literary studies.