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    Associate Professor, English Department, University of Nevada Reno

WAL Staff

Welcome to our new editor, Tom Lynch!

Tom Lynch, Editor, Western American Literature

Tom Lynch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has taken over as editor in July 2013. His first issue of WESTERN AMERICAN LITERATURE appeared in the spring of 2014.

Anne Kaufman, Milton Academy and Bridgewater State University, is the book review editor.

Chandler Warren, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is the book review fellow.

Further editorial assistants at UN-Lincoln are

Melissa Marsh

  • Ian Rogers

  • Jason Hertz

  • Aubrey Streit Krug

  • Dan Clausen

  • Yeojin Kim

  • Ashanka Kumari

  • Charles Hiebner





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