Ames Hawkins is a writer, educator, and art activist. An Associate Professor in the Department of English at Columbia College Chicago, and practitioner of collaboration as a radical act, Ames teaches and co-teaches courses in First Year Writing, Cultural Studies, and Literature. Ames uses writing and art to explore the interstices of text and image, theorizing the power and pleasure of queer(ing) form; her most recent creative and critical work appears in Computers and Composition Online, Slag Glass City, The Feminist Wire, Interdisciplinary Humanities, and Water~Stone Review. She served as curator and co-editor of the Lambda Literary Foundations 25th Anniversary 2103 eBook Collection, 25 for 25: An Anthology of Works by 25 Outstanding Contemporary Authors and Those They Inspired. Ames is currently working on the installation/book project, These Are Love Letters: e, l, o, s, t, r, v, and is co-host and co-producer of Masters of Text (mastersoftext.com), a scholarly podcast exploring alternative alphabetic texts and creative-critical scholarship.