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Badia Sahar Ahad is Associate Professor of English at Loyola University Chicago, Illinois. She is the author of Freud Upside Down: African American Literature and Psychoanalytic Culture (University of Illinois Press, 2010). Her current research and publications focus on race, nostalgia, and narrative medicine.

Patricia Gherovici, Ph.D., is a licensed psychoanalyst, founding member and director of the Philadelphia Lacan Study Group and Seminar, and supervising analyst and faculty member at Après-Coup New York Psychoanalytic Association. Her books include The Puerto Rican Syndrome (Other Press, 2003)—which received the Gradiva Award the Boyer Prize, and was published in a revised and updated version in Spanish as El síndrome puertorriqueño (Siglo XXI, Mexico, 2011)—and Please Select Your Gender: From the Invention of Hysteria to the Democratizing of Transgenderism (Routledge, 2010). She is currently completing, with Manya Steinkoler, a collection entitled Lacan and Madness: Madness, Yes You Can’t (Routledge, 2014). [End Page 267]

Nathan Gorelick is Assistant Professor of English and Literature at Utah Valley University, Orem, where he studies and teaches Restoration and eighteenth-century British and French literature, Enlightenment philosophy, contemporary literary theory, and Freudian psychoanalysis. His work has appeared in Theory & Event, Discourse, and Umbr(a): A Journal of the Unconscious. He received his Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, and is a founding member of the Buffalo Circle of the École freudienne du Québec.

George C. Grinnell is Assistant Professor in the Department of Critical Studies at University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus, where he teaches critical theory, Romanticism, and cultural studies. He was the recipient of the Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities in 2011, and is the author of The Age of Hypochondria: Interpreting Romantic Health and Illness (Palgave Macmillan, 2010).

Ryan Anthony Hatch is a doctoral candidate of the Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. His dissertation, Subtracting the Spectator: Antitheatrical Structure and the Political Ontology of Avant-Garde Theater, examines the political stakes and aesthetic effects of the antitheatrical revolution in avant-garde theater from Brecht to Young Jean Lee. His work has appeared in PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, Umbr(a), Correspondances, and Culturebot. He is a working dramaturg, a member of the editorial collective of Umbr(a): A Journal of the Unconscious, and a founding member of the Buffalo Circle of the École freudienne du Québec.

Lydia R. Kerr is the coordinator of this special issue of CR on Race and Psychoanalysis and is Assistant Professor of English and Literature at Utah Valley University, Orem, where she studies and teaches contemporary literary theory, Freudian psychoanalysis, and twentieth-century American literature with an emphasis on Latin and African American studies. She received her Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York in 2012, and is a member of the editorial collective of Umbr(a): A Journal of the Unconscious as well as a founding [End Page 268] member of the Buffalo Circle of the École freudienne du Québec. Her work has appeared in Umbr(a), theory@buffalo, Correspondances: Courier de l’École freudienne du Quebéc, and on The University of Chicago Divinity School Religion and Culture Web Forum. She is presently working (with Nathan Gorelick) on an edited volume of essays that revisit the intellectual relationship between Lacan and Heidegger.

David Marriott lives in San Francisco and teaches in the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His recent publications include The Bloods (Exeter: Shearsman Books, 2011) and Haunted Life: Visual Culture and Black Modernity (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2007).

Mikko Tuhkanen is Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies at Texas A&M University. He is the author of The American Optic: Psychoanalysis, Critical Race Theory, and Richard Wright (2009) and the coeditor, with E. L. McCallum, of Queer Times, Queer Becomings (2011). He has published essays in American Literature, diacritics, Modern Fiction Studies, African American Review, GLQ, and elsewhere. He is currently editing a collection of critical essays on Leo Bersani’s work, forthcoming...

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