Nancy Bunge is a professor emerita at Michigan State University. She holds an MA from the University of Chicago and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She has published six books and numerous articles, including pieces in The Chronicle of Higher Education, The American Poetry Review, The Washington Post, Philosophy Now, Poets & Writers Magazine, and The Writer's Chronicle. During her teaching career, she held Fulbright lectureships at the University of Vienna, the Free University of Brussels, the University of Ghent, and the University of Siegen. She also spent a year as a visiting scholar at Harvard Divinity School. In 2015, she won the MidAmerica Award from the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature for distinguished contributions to the study of Midwestern Literature.