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Leslie Bow is Director of the Asian American Studies Program and Associate Professor of English and Asian American Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She received a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She is the author of Betrayal and Other Acts of Subversion: Feminism, Sexual Politics, Asian American Women’s Literature (Princeton University Press, 2001) and is currently working on a book-length project tentatively titled, Transracialism and the Anomalies of Segregation.

Susie Lan Cassel is Associate Professor of Literature and Writing Studies at California State University, San Marcos. She is the editor of The Chinese in America: A History From Gold Mountain to the New Millennium (Walnut Creek: Alta Mira Press, 2002), the forthcoming critical edition of The Ah Quin Diary, and numerous articles and reviews.

Wendy Cheng is a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Her dissertation research focuses on the intersecting and overlapping worlds of suburban Asians and Latina/os in Los Angeles’s San Gabriel Valley.

Ketu H. Katrak is Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author of Politics of the Female Body: Postcolonial Women Writers of the Third World (Rutgers University Press, 2006), and essays on South Asian American Literature and Cultural expression in diaspora in Amerasia, The Massachusetts Review, South Asian Popular Culture among others. Katrak is the recipient of a Fulbright Research Award for her current project on the classical South Indian dance style of Bharatanatyam and Innovations in Contemporary Indian Dance.

Susan Muchshima Moynihan is Assistant Professor of English at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her current book project focuses on the status of historical representations in Asian American life writing. She teaches courses on Asian American literature, multi-ethnic American autobiographical writing, and issues of gender and sexuality.

Keith Osajima is Professor and Director of the Race and Ethnic Studies Program at the University of Redlands. His work focuses on the experiences of Asian Americans in higher education, internalized racism, and issues of critical pedagogy.

Cathy J. Schlund-Vials is Assistant Professor of Multicultural Literature at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. She received her Ph.D. in English with a concentration in American Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She was also a 2005–2006 Mendenhall Fellow at Smith College.

Celine Parreñas Shimizu, filmmaker and film scholar, works as Associate Professor in Asian American Studies, Film and Media, and Women’s Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her book, The Hypersexuality of Race: Performing Asian/American Women On Screen and Scene is forthcoming from Duke University Press in 2007. She is currently in preproduction for Birthright, her experimental documentary about mothering in Santa Barbara.

Nirmal Trivedi is a doctoral student in the English Department at Boston College. His research interests involve the study of realist poetics, the role of biopolitics in political philosophy, and the textuality of the media. His dissertation focuses on the poetics of American foreign correspondence in the late-nineteenth century.



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