Juliana Spahr was born in Chillicothe, Ohio in 1966. Spahr received her BA from Bard College in Languages and Literatures and her PhD from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York in English. She has taught at Siena College (1996-7), the University of Hawaii at Manoa (1997-2003), and Mills College (2003-present). She co-edits the journal Chain with Jena Osman. Her books include The Transformation (Atelos, 2007), This Connection of Everyone with Lungs (U of California, 2005), things of each possible relation hashing against one another (Palm Press, 2003), Fuck You-Aloha-I Love You (Wesleyan U, 2001), Everybody's Autonomy: Connective Reading and Collective Identity (U of Alabama, 2001), and Response (Sun & Moon, 1996).