Susan Squier received her education at Princeton University and Stanford University. She is Brill Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and English at The Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests include: cultural studies of science and medicine; feminist theory; comics and medicine; disability studies and human-animal-object studies. Publications include: Babies in Bottles: Twentieth Century Visions of Reproductive Technology (1994); Playing Dolly: Technocultural Formations, Fantasies, and Fictions of Assisted Reproduction (1999); Communities of the Air: Radio Century, Radio Culture (Duke University Press, 2003), Liminal Lives: Imagining the Human at the Frontiers of Biomedicine (Duke University Press, 2004), Poultry Science, Chicken Culture: A Partial Alphabet (2011) and Graphic Medicine Manifesto.
With Dr. Ian Williams (UK) she co-edits the Penn State University Press book series, Graphic Medicine, which publishes scholarly studies of comics, as well as comics themselves, that enact and explore the experiences of health care, medicine, illness, and disability.
Squier has been Visiting Scholar at the Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Berlin, and at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (2014-15), scholar in residence at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Study and Conference Center (February-March 2001), Visiting Distinguished Fellow, LaTrobe University, Melbourne Australia (1992) and Fulbright Senior Research Scholar, Melbourne, Australia (1990-1991). In January 2014, Squier was Cecil and Ida Green Visiting Professor at the University of British Columbia, Canada.