Bio: Emily Hipchen is a Fulbright scholar, the editor of _Adoption & Culture_, and an editor of _a/b: Autobiography Studies_. She is also the author of a memoir, _Coming Apart Together: Fragments from an Adoption_ (2005). She's an editor of Inhabiting _La Patria: Identity, Agency, and Antojo in the Works of Julia Alvarez_ (2013) and of _The Routledge Auto|Biography Studies Reader_ (2015); as well as an editor of four special issues: _Adoption Life Writing_,_ Adoption Studies Research_, _Critique as a Signature Pedagogy_, and _What's Next? The Futures of Auto|Biography Studies_. Her essays, short stories, and poems have won multiple awards and have appeared in _Fourth Genre_, _Northwest Review_, _Cincinnati Review_, and elsewhere. She teaches editing and publishing, and creative nonfiction, as a full professor at The University of West Georgia.

Education / Degrees

  • B.A., Furman University,
  • Ph.D., University of Georgia,