Dorothy Wang is Professor in the American Studies Program at Williams College. She is the author of Thinking Its Presence: Form, Race, and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry (Stanford University Press, 2013), which won the Association for Asian American Studies/ 2016 award for best book of literary criticism. The first national conference on race and creative writing was named after the book and was held in 2014, 2015, and 2017. She conceived of and co-founded the Race and Poetry and Poetics in the UK (RAPAPUK) collective, which held its second conference at Queens' College, Cambridge University, in October, 2018. During the academic year 2017-18, she was an ACLS Frederick Burkhardt Fellow at the Gradate Center, CUNY, working with Ammiel Alcalay and Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative.