Andrew Bricker is an Assistant Professor of English Literature in the Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University, and a Senior Fellow at the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography at the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. from Stanford University. Before joining UGent he was an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at McGill University in Montreal (2014-16) and a Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver (2016-18). He is currently finishing a book about satire and the development of defamation law, Libel and Lampoon: Satire in the Courts, 1670-1792.