Contributors, 2.2 Summer 2018
Lucy Biederman is an assistant professor of English at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio. She holds a Ph.D. in American Literature and creative writing from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. Her scholarly and creative writing has appeared in The Henry James Review, Women’s Studies, The Emily Dickinson Journal, AGNI, Conjunctions, and Ploughshares. Her first book, The Walmart Book of the Dead, won the 2017 Vine Leaves Press Vignette Award and was a Finalist for the Foreword Book of the Year.
Clelly Johnson graduated from Clemson University with an M.A. in History and will begin the Ph.D. program in History at Western Michigan University this fall. Johnson's scholarly interests are focused on the history of animal-human interactions with a focus on how these interactions have affected American culture. Previous research has focused on zoos during human conflict and the impact of police dogs on African American communities.