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Hosam Aboul-Ela is an associate professor in the University of Houston’s Department of English. He is the translator of three Arabic novels and the author of numerous critical articles in the areas of literature of the Americas, Latin American cultural studies, and Arab cultural studies. He is the author of Other South: Globalization, Faulkner, and the Mariátegui Tradition.

Ali Behdad is John Charles Hillis Professor of Literature and Chair of the English Department at University of California, Los Angeles. He has published widely on a broad range of topics, including Orientalism, postcolonial theory, immigration and national identity in the United States, and nineteenth-century photography of the Middle East. He is the author of Belated Travelers: Orientalism in the Age of Colonial Dissolution (1994), and A Forgetful Nation: On Immigration and Cultural Identity in the United States (2005). He is currently working on a book on Orientalist photography in nineteenth-century France and England.

Grant Farred is the author of several books, including Long Distance Love: A Passion for Football and What’s My Name? Black Vernacular Intellectuals. Among his forthcoming books are Conciliation and Bodies in Motion, Bodies at Rest. He served as general editor of The South Atlantic Quarterly between 2002 and 2010.

John C. Hawley <> is the author of Amitav Ghosh: An Introduction (2005), coeditor of The Postcolonial and the Global (2008), and editor of India in Africa, Africa in India (2008), Postcolonial, Queer (2001), and others. He is associate editor of the South Asian Review and serves on MLA’s Executive Committee on Postcolonial Studies. He is currently working on ways to apply postcolonial theory to disciplines outside the humanities.

Graham Huggan <> is author of The Postcolonial Exotic (2001) and, with Helen Tiffin, Postcolonial Ecocriticism (2010). He is general editor of The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies, currently in progress, and other continuing work includes a book-length study of contemporary “celebrity conservationists,” from David Attenborough to Steve Irwin. He teaches at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom.

Shakti Jaising is a doctoral candidate in English at Rutgers University. Her dissertation analyzes late-twentieth-century and contemporary literary and cultural production from India, South Africa, and the [End Page 837] United States. In it, she explores the social and cultural imaginaries that arise in conjunction with an economistic, neoliberal vision of privatization, deregulation, and competitive capitalism.

Traci Lemaster <> is a dissertator at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her articles appear in Genders, Studies in American Naturalism, Atenea, Atlantic Literary Review, and Feminist Collections. Her dissertation, “The Mad Girl in the Artist: Girlhood Sexual/Textual Politics, the Woman Writer, and Interdisciplinary Girls’ Studies,” is the first project to comprehensively apply Girls’ Studies research on real girls’ neurology, biology, psychology, sociology, and ideology to literary representations of girls and theories of narrative form.

Al López is an associate professor of English at Purdue University. His books include José Martí and the Future of Cuban Nationalisms (2006) and Posts and Pasts: A Theory of Postcolonialism (2001). He was the founding editor of The Global South, an Indiana UP journal. López’s essays have appeared in American Literature, Comparative Literature, and Patterns of Prejudice, among others. He is working on a trade biography of José Martí.

Robert P. Marzec <> is Associate Professor of English in literature, critical theory, and postcolonial studies at Purdue University, and associate editor of Modern Fiction Studies. The author of An Ecological and Postcolonial Study of Literature (2007), and the editor of Postcolonialism: the First Thirty Years (forthcoming, 2010), he is currently at work on a second book project entitled Blood and Soil: the Struggle for Inhabitancy in a Postcolonial World. He has published in such journals as boundary 2, Radical History, Rhizomes, The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, and The Global South.

David Chioni Moore is Associate Professor of International Studies and English, and chair of International Studies at Macalester College. He is coeditor with Martin Bernal of Black Athena Writes Back (2001) and is at present completing two editions of writings by Langston Hughes: A Negro Looks at Soviet...


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