Jason Oliver Chang is assistant professor of Asian American Studies and History at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. He earned a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. He is working on a book about the role of Asians in the making of the Mexican mestizo.
Monica Chiu teaches Asian American studies and American literature at the University of New Hampshire. She is the author of Filthy Fictions: Asian American Literature by Women and the editor of Asian Americans in New England: Culture and Community. Her second monograph investigates race surveillance in contemporary Asian North American literature that uses various forms and figures from the detective fiction genre. She is a Fulbright scholar at Hong Kong University in 2011-12.
Camilla Fojas is professor and director of Latin American and Latino Studies at DePaul University. Her books include Cosmopolitanism in the Americas (Purdue UP, 2005), Mixed Race Hollywood (NYU, 2008) co-edited with Mary Beltrán, and Border Bandits: Hollywood on the Southern Frontier (Texas UP, 2008).
Rudy P. Guevarra, Jr. is assistant professor of Asian Pacific American Studies at Arizona State University. He is co-editor of Crossing Lines: Race and Mixed Race Across the Geohistorical Divide (Alta Mira Press, 2005) and co-author of Filipinos in San Diego (Arcadia Publishing, 2010).
Christopher Lee is assistant professor of English at the University of British Columbia where he is also Associate Principal of St. John's College. His book, tentatively titled The Semblance of Identity, will be published in 2012 by Stanford University Press.
Edward J. W. Park is professor of Asian Pacific American studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. His research topics include migration studies and [End Page 457] economic sociology. He is the co-author (along with John Park) of Probationary Americans: Contemporary Immigration Policies and the Shaping of Asian American Communities (Routledge, 2005).
Zelideth María Rivas is currently a Riley Scholar-in-Residence in Comparative Literature and Japanese at Colorado College. She is writing a manuscript, Caught In-Between: The Literature of Japanese-Brazilian Child Immigrants. Her research focuses on the conception of race through literary analyses written by Japanese immigrants in the Americas.
John Kuo Wei Tchen is founding director of A/P/A Studies Program and Institute at New York University and co-founded the Museum of Chinese in America. His forthcoming book is "Yellow Peril": A Critical Archive of Essays, Documents, Images. He is on the advisory committee of the Smithsonian Institution Asian American and Pacific Island Center.
Rhys H. Williams is professor and Chair of Sociology at Loyola University Chicago. His research interests are in religion in American politics, social movement, and culture. Recently, in collaboration with R. Stephen Warner, he has been studying the role of religion in the public identities of second generation non-Christian youth. In 2011-2012, he is President-elect and President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. [End Page 458]