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About the Contributors

Kadji Amin is assistant professor of queer studies in the Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory at Stony Brook University. His research focuses on queer counterhistoriographies that disrupt contemporary narratives about gay and lesbian history and politics. "Untimely Genet," his current book manuscript, contributes to this project by inquiring into the historical, temporal, and affective dissonances between the French author, playwright, and activist Jean Genet's modes of pre-Stonewall queerness and the political desires of the present.

Julian Gill-Peterson is a PhD candidate and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada doctoral fellow in the Department of American Studies at Rutgers University. His work, which assembles feminist, queer, and postcolonial theories, includes an in-progress dissertation on the advent of gay children as a biopolitical population in the contemporary United States.

Michael Lucey is the Bernie H. Williams Professor of Comparative Literature and French at the University of California, Berkeley. His two most recent books are The Misfit of the Family: Balzac and the Social Forms of Sexuality (2003) and Never Say I: The First Person and Sexuality in Colette, Gide, and Proust (2006).

Ruti Talmor is assistant professor of media studies at Pitzer College, Claremont, California. She has been a fellow of various bodies, including the Social Science Research Council, the Mellon Foundation, the Wenner Gren Foundation, and the University of Michigan's Center for Afro-American and African Studies. In addition to her scholarly work, Talmor is a filmmaker and curator. Projects range from the documentary Trainers (2001) to the exhibition "Possible Cities: Africa in Photography and Video" (2011) at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College. She is working on a book and collaborative video project about a transnational, Accra-based youth culture producing mediated representations of "African culture" for international audiences. [End Page 417]