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WAL Staff and Editorial Board

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Amy Hamilton, Northern Michigan University, has been editor of WAL since January 2021.

Photo of Editor Amy Hamilton.


Emily J. Rau is an Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is the editor of the Willa Cather Archive and one of the project leads for the Recovery Hub for American Women Writers. Her research explores the intervention of the transcontinental railroad in conceptions of space, place, race, class, identity, and community.


Phoebe Billups, is an MFA candidate at Northern Michigan University and WAL‘s editorial fellow. 


José Aranda, Rice University
Neil Campbell, University of Derby, UK
Nancy Cook, University of Montana
Krista Comer, Rice University
Charles Crow, Bowling Green State University
Victoria Lamont, University of Waterloo, Canada
David Rio, University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU, Spain
Susan Shillinglaw, San José State University
Sara Spurgeon, Texas Tech University
Janis Stout, Texas A&M University
Lisa Tatonetti, Kansas State University
Steve Tatum, University of Utah
Nicolas S. Witschi, Western Michigan University




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