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Evelyn Alsultany

Evelyn Alsultany is an associate professor in the Department of American Culture at the University of Michigan. She is the author of Arabs and Muslims in the Media: Race and Representation after 9/11 (New York University Press, 2012). She is coeditor of two volumes: Arab and Arab American Feminisms: Gender, Violence, and Belonging (Syracuse University Press, 2011) and Between the Middle East and the Americas: The Cultural Politics of Diaspora (University of Michigan Press, 2013). She is guest curator of the Arab American National Museum’s online exhibit, Reclaiming Identity: Dismantling Arab Stereotypes (

Umayyah Cable

Umayyah Cable is a doctoral student in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Her research focuses on Arab American visual culture and Palestinian identity. Examining articulations of nationalism that resist the institution of the nation-state, her research focuses on an anarchic potentiality of “the nation,” which is theoretically queer in its investments in futurity, hybridity, and utopianism.

Jordan T. Camp

Jordan T. Camp is a visiting scholar in the Institute of American Cultures and the Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. His work appears in American Quarterly, Kalfou, Race & Class, and he coedited (with Christina Heatherton) Freedom Now! Struggles for the Human Right to Housing in LA and Beyond. He is coediting (with Laura Pulido) Clyde A. Woods’ posthumous manuscript “Development Drowned and Reborn: The Blues and Bourbon Restorations in Post-Katrina New Orleans.” He is also completing his manuscript “Incarcerating the Crisis: Race, Security, Prisons, and the Second Reconstruction.”

Robert K. Chester

Robert K. Chester teaches in the American Studies Department at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he obtained his PhD in 2011. His research focuses on remembrance of World War II in postwar American culture, [End Page 261] with particular attention to representations of race and national identity in Hollywood cinema. He is working on adapting sections of his dissertation, World War II and U.S. Cinema: Race, Nation, and Remembrance in Postwar Film, 1945–1978, into a first book manuscript.

Iyko Day

Iyko Day is assistant professor of English at Mount Holyoke College. She is completing a manuscript that presents a theory of white settler colonialism in North America through a comparative analysis of Asian Canadian and Asian American literature and visual culture.

Matt Delmont

Matt Delmont is assistant professor of American studies at Scripps College in Claremont, California. His research and teaching areas include popular culture and media studies, urban history, education, and comparative ethnic studies. He has published articles in the Journal of Urban History, History of Education Quarterly, Journal of Pan-African Studies, and Journal of Popular Music Studies. His first book, The Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, Rock ’n’ Roll, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in 1950s Philadelphia, was published by the University of California Press (American Crossroads series) in 2012. He is doing research on busing for school desegregation in the 1970s, focusing on how antibusing activists successfully used television in their opposition to busing.

Erika Doss

Erika Doss is professor of American studies at the University of Notre Dame. Her most recent book is Memorial Mania: Public Feeling in America (University of Chicago Press, 2010). She is coeditor of the Culture America series at the University Press of Kansas and on the editorial boards of Public Art Dialogue and Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art, and Belief. Her current book project is “Spiritual Moderns: Twentieth-Century American Artists and Religion.”

Shelly Jarenski

Shelly Jarenski is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan–Dearborn. Her previous publications include “Invisibility Embraced: The Abject as a Site of Agency in Ellison’s Invisible Man,” which appeared in the Winter 2010 issue of MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States. She is completing a book manuscript on mass media visuality and nineteenth-century literary strategies in the United States. [End Page 262]

George Lipsitz

George Lipsitz is professor of black studies and sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His publications include How Racism Takes Place (Temple University Press, 2011) and The Possessive Investment in Whiteness (Temple University Press, 2006). Lipsitz serves as a member...


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