William Orchard (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is Associate Professor of English at Queens College and at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He writes and teaches about Latinx literature, comics and graphic narratives, visual culture, queer studies, and Native American and Indigenous studies. He has edited two volumes, The Selected Plays of Josefina Niggli (U of Wisconsin Press, 2007), and Bridges, Borders, and Breaks: History, Narrative, and Nation in Twenty-First-Century Chicana/o Literary Criticism (U of Pittsburg Press, 2016). His work has appeared in Aztlán, Women’s Studies Quarterly, ASAP/J, Post-45 Contemporaries, The Cambridge History of Latina/o Literature, and Decolonizing Latinx Masculinities. He has recently completed a monograph titled Other Ways of Looking: The Lessons of Latinx Comics(contracted to U of Arizona Press) and is editing the third volume in Cambridge University Press’s Latinx Literature in Transition series, Latinx Literature and Critical Futurities, 1992 to the Present.
William’s term with the forum is from 2022 to 2027.