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Contributors

Yoonmee Chang <ychang9@gmu.edu> is an Assistant Professor of English and Cultural Studies at George Mason University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and specializes in Asian American literature and culture, with a focus on class and Asian American ghettoization. She was previously an Assistant Professor of English and American Studies at Indiana University and was awarded a Mellon Post-doctoral Fellowship at Northwestern University. She is the author of Writing the Ghetto: Class, Authorship and the Asian American Enclave, forthcoming from Rutgers University Press.

Donald C. Goellnicht <goellnic@mcmaster.ca> is Professor in the Department of English and Cultural Studies, and Associate Dean in the School of Graduate Studies at McMaster University. He is the co-editor (with David Clark) of New Romanticisms: Theory and Critical Practice (1994), (with Eleanor Ty) of Asian North American Identities: Beyond the Hyphen (2004), and (with Daniel Coleman) of a special issue of Essays on Canadian Writing on “Race” (2002). He has published extensively on Asian American and Asian Canadian literature.

Jennifer Ann Ho <jho@email.unc.edu> is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she teaches courses in Asian American and contemporary American literature. She is the author of Consumption and Identity in Asian American Coming-of-Age Novels (2005) and is working on a book manuscript, tentatively titled, “What ARE You?”: Racial Ambiguity in Contemporary Asian American Culture.

Mark C. Jerng teaches at University of California, Davis. His first book, Claiming Others: Transracial Adoption and the Reproduction of Personhood, is forthcoming from University of Minnesota Press. He has published articles on Chang-rae Lee, William Faulkner, Charles Chesnutt, and Kazuo Ishiguro. His current project reexamines ethnic literary studies by examining the protocols for reading race across different fields of cultural production.

Paul Lai <plai2@stthomas.edu> is an Instructor of Asian American literature at the University of Saint Thomas in Minnesota. His book project focuses on sounds in Asian American literature and multimedia objects as a counterpoint to the dominant visual orientation of cultural critique. He is also co-editor of a forthcoming collection of essays on indigeneity, globalization, and alternative contact. He has published articles on Asian Canadian writers Fred Wah and Larissa Lai. [End Page 226]

Christopher Lee <chrisml@interchange.ubc.ca> teaches in the English department at the University of British Columbia. His essays on Asian North American literatures and cultures have been published in Amerasia Journal and Canadian Literature, as well as edited collections. He recently completed a manuscript on aesthetic mediation and the politics of post-identity. His current research focuses on trans-Pacific circulations of literary formalism during the Cold War.

Belinda Kong <bkong@bowdoin.edu> is Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and English at Bowdoin College. Her research focuses on the Chinese literary diaspora and aspects of transnationalism within Asian American literature. She is currently at work on a book manuscript that examines Chinese diasporic fiction of the 1989 Tiananmen movement and massacre.

Richard Jean So <richardjeanso@gmail.com> teaches American, Asian American, and Chinese literatures at Williams College. His articles have been published or are forthcoming in Genre and Representations. He is currently working on a manuscript titled Coolie Democracy: U.S.-China Political and Literary Exchange, 1925–1955, which examines the interactions between American and Chinese cultural systems during the interwar years.

Stephen Hong Sohn <ssohn@stanford.edu> is an Assistant Professor of English at Stanford University. He is the co-editor of Transnational Asian American Literature: Sites and Transits (2006) and has edited a special issue of MELUS (The Society for the Study of the Multi-ethnic Literature of the United States) on the topic of “Alien/Asian: Imagining the Racialized Future” (Winter 2008). He is at work on a manuscript that examines contemporary Asian American literature.

Erin Suzuki is a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is currently completing a dissertation that explores representations of the sacred in indigenous and immigrant literatures of the Pacific Islands. Her work has also appeared in ESQ and MELUS.

Y-Dang Troeung <troeuny@mcmaster.ca> is a doctoral candidate...


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