Allison Carruth <email@example.com> is an Assistant Professor of Literature and Environment at the University of Oregon. She has articles published or forthcoming in the journals Modern Drama and Modernism/Modernity and the collection Postcolonial Ecologies. Among her works in progress are a book manuscript entitled "Monsanto's Garden: Food, Power, and the Global Imaginary" along with essays on Seamus Heaney's District and Circle, Google's Earth program, and the ethics of biotechnology in contemporary "genetic art."
John Claborn <firstname.lastname@example.org> is a graduate student at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is currently working on a dissertation called "Ecology of the Color Line: Nature, Race, and Labor in American Literature, 1895-1941." His research and teaching interests include twentieth-century American literature, critical theory, and cinema studies. He has also published in Callaloo and The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory (forthcoming 2009).
Elizabeth DeLoughrey is an Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of Routes and Roots: Navigating Caribbean and Pacific Island Literatures (2007) and co-editor, with Renée Gosson and George B. Handley, of Caribbean Literature and the Environment: Between Nature and Culture (2005).
George B. Handley is the author of New World Poetics: Nature and the Adamic Imagination in Whitman, Neruda, and Walcott (2007) and Postslavery Literatures in the Americas (2000). He has co-edited Caribbean Literature and the Environment (2006) and the forthcoming volume, Postcolonial Ecologies (with Elizabeth DeLoughrey). His articles have appeared in Callaloo, Mississippi Quarterly, ISLE, and others. He is Professor of Humanities at Brigham Young University.
Robert P. Marzec <email@example.com> is the author of An Ecological and Postcolonial Study of Literature: from Daniel Defoe to Salman Rushdie (2007) and the associate editor of Modern Fiction Studies. He is currently at work on a second book project entitled Fault Lines: the Struggle for Inhabitancy in a Postcolonial World. He has published in such journals as boundary 2, rhizomes, The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, and Janus Head. He teaches at the Purdue University. [End Page 658]
Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy <firstname.lastname@example.org> is Professor of English and Chair of Environmental Studies at Westminster College. His book Contact: Mountain Climbing and Environmental Thinking appeared in 2008, and other recent work has appeared in Twentieth Century Literature, ISLE, and Studies in the Novel.
Rob Nixon is the Rachel Carson Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of London Calling: V.S. Naipaul, Postcolonial Mandarin (1992); Homelands, Harlem, and Hollywood (1994); and Dreambirds: The Natural History of a Fantasy (2000). His book Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor is forthcoming.
Rachel Greenwald Smith <email@example.com> teaches in the division of Rhetoric at Boston University. She is currently working on a manuscript, Painful Progress: The Affective Politics of Grief in Contemporary American Fiction, which examines the political significance of recent novels engaging with the aftermath of loss. Her work has also recently appeared in Modernism/Modernity and Polygraph.
Aarthi Vadde is a doctoral candidate in the English Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her article "Guidance in Perplexity: Recasting Postcolonial Politics in J.M. Coetzee's Elizabeth Costello" is forthcoming from ARIEL. She is currently completing a dissertation on the narration of collectivity in twentieth century British and Anglophone literatures. It examines the intersections of nationalism and cosmopolitanism in colonial Bengal, late imperial London, and apartheid Johannesburg. [End Page 659]