Diego Báez is a writer and educator whose poems, stories, and reviews have appeared in Granta, The Acentos Review, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. He lives in Chicago and teaches at the City Colleges.
Corrie Baldauf is an Assistant Professor of Art at Eastern Michigan University. Her art practice is based out of a shared studio space in Corktown, Detroit. Baldauf’s art has appeared in German Art Magazine, Fukt: Magazine for Contemporary Drawing, Hyperallergic, Lufthansa Exclusive Magazine, HOHE Luft Magazine, and most recently in the digital architecture and design magazine, Designboom.
Matt Bucher is the co-host of The Great Concavity podcast and administrator of the wallace-l listserv. His writing has appeared in Electric Literature, Dublin Review of Books, Chicago Review of Books, and other places. He lives in Austin, Texas.
Grace Chipperfield is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at Flinders University in South Australia. She is researching what it is to be an American citizen and how this relates to adolescence and adulthood in the works of David Foster Wallace. In 2017 she received a Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship in support of this research. She is also an associate editor for The Journal of David Foster Wallace Studies.
Danielle S. Ely (BA, MA) is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia-Greene Community College, Hudson Valley Community College, Dutchess Community College, and The College of Saint Rose. In between teaching, she rides unicycle, attends conferences, performs stand-up comedy, and takes care of a menagerie of pets. Other than Wallace, she studies Feminist Theory, Contemporary and Visual Narrative, Existentialism, and Southern Gothic Literature. Her Master’s Thesis, Into the Womb of Infinite Jest: The Entertainment as “Speculum,” is available through Proquest. Her work has also appeared in Normal 2014: Collected Works from the First Annual DFW Conference and Normal 2015: Selected Works from the Second Annual David Foster Wallace Conference.
She has published and presented widely on aspects of contemporary American literature, with a particular focus on gender identity and voice, and is the author of The Unspeakable Failures of David Foster Wallace (Bloomsbury Academic, 2016).
Other research interests include family/parenthood in contemporary fiction and film, adolescence in contemporary culture, dystopian narrative, ecocriticism and narratives of journey, performative sexuality (both normative and queer), resistant gender modes and the history of burlesque, transatlantic cultural heritage, and digital humanities and modes of transmission.
Outside of academic work, she likes cats and barbershop singing and has a tiny whirlwind of a daughter named May.
Ashlie M. Kontos (BA, MA) is an academic advisor for the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design and an adjunct professor at the University of Houston. She previously served as a co-editor for the DFW conference publications, Normal: Selected Works from the Annual David Foster Wallace Conference. Her research interests include literature about war, trauma, loss, and shame; metamodernism; and, of course, David Foster Wallace. Her master’s thesis is entitled “Our attachments are our temples”: Addiction, Recovery, and the Metamodernism Movement.
Dave Laird (BA, BEd, MA) is the co-host of The Great Concavity podcast and was a weekly contributing guide for Infinite Winter in 2016. His MA thesis was on the dialogue between Infinite Jest and notions of soteriology in Christian thought. His work has appeared in Normal 2015: Selected Works from the Second Annual David Foster Wallace Conference. Dave teaches high school humanities and lives in Victoria, B.C., Canada.
Matthew Luter is on the English faculty at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Jackson, Mississippi. He is the author of Understanding Jonathan Lethem (University of South Carolina Press, 2015). His articles on authors including Don DeLillo, Ellen Douglas, Willie Morris, and Bret Easton Ellis have appeared in journals including Critique, The Southern Literary Journal, Genre, and Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon.
Nick Maniatis is the owner of The Howling Fantods, a website dedicated to promoting the works of David Foster Wallace since 1997. He is also an English literature teacher at Campbell High School in Canberra, Australia.
Alex Moran completed his PhD with the University of Birmingham in 2017. He has an article on Wallace in Orbit and an article on Colson Whitehead and Jennifer Egan coming out soon. He is currently writing an introductory volume to Egan’s work, and lives in Southern California with his wife and dog.
Ándrea Laurencell Sheridan is an Associate Professor of English at Orange County Community College (New York), where she has been awarded both the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching as well as the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2018). She has earned an MA in English from SUNY New Paltz (2017), an MA in Humanities and Social Thought from NYU (2008), and a BA in English from Russell Sage College (2005). In addition to Wallace, her interests include 21st-century American fiction, metafiction, metamodernism, metamaterialism, metametaism, and her pit bull, Sadie. She has recently been accepted to the PhD program in Humanities at Salve Regina University and will begin in Fall 2019.
Dr. Robert Short earned his PhD at the University of Florida in 2017. His dissertation is titled Big Books: Addiction and Recovery in the Novels of David Foster Wallace. His work on Wallace has appeared in Normal 2015: Selected Works from the Second Annual David Foster Wallace Conference and on the website for James Ponsoldt's film The End of the Tour.