International Advisory Board
Susan Merrill Squier
Susan Merrill Squier is Brill Professor Emerita of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and English at Pennsylvania State University and Einstein Visiting Fellow, Freie Universität, Berlin, where she is part of the PathoGraphics Project examining the relationship between illness narratives and works of graphic medicine. Squier’s many books include Epigenetic Landscapes: Drawing as Metaphor (Duke, 2017), Graphic Medicine Manifesto (2015), Liminal Lives: Imagining the Human at the Frontiers of Biomedicine (2004), Babies in Bottles: Twentieth-Century Visions of Reproductive Technology, and Poultry Science, Chicken Culture: A Partial Alphabet. She has been scholar in residence at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin; the Zentrum für Literatur-und Kulturforschung, Berlin; The Bellagio Study and Conference Center, Italy; Visiting Distinguished Fellow, LaTrobe University, Melbourne, Australia; and Fulbright Senior Research Scholar, Melbourne, Australia. She is a section editor of Reproductive BioMedicine and Society and a member of the editorial boards of Configurations, Literature and Medicine, and Journal of the Medical Humanities. Her co-edited special issue of Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science and Technology on “Graphic Medicine” was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2014, and with Dr. Ian Williams she co-edits the book series Graphic Medicine at Penn State University Press. In 2018, she will be a keynote speaker at the International Comics and Medicine conference in Vermont.