Kate A. Baldwin is an assistant professor in the Department of English at the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of Beyond the Color Line and the Iron Curtain: Reading Encounters Between Black and Red, 1922-1963, (2002). Her forthcoming study, Authenticating Nations: Cultural Fictions of Soviet and American Women during the Cold War investigates comparative relationships of woman to nation, demonstrating how systems of representation meant to administer the symbolic split between East and West were challenged by women's cultural production.
Erin G. Carlston is the author of Thinking Fascism (1998), as well as articles on Paul Celan, Mary Renault, and Audre Lorde, among others. She is currently working on a book manuscript called Double Agents on literary responses to espionage trials involving Jews, homosexual men, and/or communists. She also teaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where her areas of interest include comparative European, British and American modernisms, sexuality studies, and Jewish studies.
Candice M. Jenkins <email@example.com> is an assistant professor of English at Hunter College, the City University of New York. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in African American Review, Stanford Black Arts Quarterly, and American Literature. She is currently working on her first book, which examines the politics of intimacy in twentieth-century African-American literature.
Stephen Knadler <firstname.lastname@example.org> is an assistant professor at Spelman College, where he teaches courses in American literature and cultural studies. He is the author of The Fugitive Race: Minority Writers Resisting Whiteness, 1950-1984 (2002), and his work has been published in American Literature, American Literary History, and Nineteenth-Century Literature. He is currently working on a manuscript investigating questions of gender and sexuality in early-twentieth-century African-American culture.
Michael Maiwald < email@example.com> teaches in the University Scholars Programme at the National University of Singapore. He is currently working on a manuscript that explores the intersection of white-collar professionalism and masculine ideology in 1920s American fiction.
Andrea K. Newlyn is a visiting assistant professor at the University of Southern Maine. She has completed a manuscript titled Becoming An/Other: Theories of Transracial Embodiment and Narrative Form, which explores how dominant ideologies of race (and gender, class, and sexuality) coincide with, reinforce, limit, or regulate narrative form in the genres of sentimentalism, realism, and modernism, among others. She has published articles in Narrative, The Journal of American Culture, and Popular Music and Society.
Crystal Parikh is an assistant professor of English and Ethnic Studies at the University of Utah. Her article, "Ethnic America Undercover: The Intellectual and Minority Discourse," is forthcoming in Contemporary Literature. She is currently working on a manuscript entitled The Ethnics of Betrayal, which examines the themes and tropes of betrayal and treason in Asian-American and Latina/o literary and cultural narratives.
Siobhan B. Somerville is the author of Queering the Color Line: Race and the Invention of Homosexuality in American Culture (2000) and has co-edited a special issue of Concerns on "Recent Lesbian Theory." She teaches in the Department of English and Women's Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Mikko Tuhkanen, a graduate student of Comparative Literature at the State University of New York at Buffalo, has published essays in African American Review, GLQ, and Diacritics (forthcoming). He is also the editor of Umbr(a): A Journal of the Unconscious.