Kale Bantigue Fajardo is associate professor of Asian/American studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He is working on two interdisciplinary book projects: Chasing Carlos: Filipino Masculinities and Migration across Waters and We Heart Malolos: Kapwa, Kasaysayan, at Kalikasan (Unity, History, and the Environment): Cultural Heritage Preservation and Tourism in Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines.
Scott Herring teaches in the English department at Indiana University. His latest book is Another Country: Queer Anti-Urbanism (2010).
Bill Johnson González is assistant professor in the English department at DePaul University. He teaches courses on Chicano and African American literatures, American modernism, critical theory, and film. He is currently at work on two projects: the first examines the queerness of the figure of the pachuco, and the second investigates the use of the grotesque in the work of James Baldwin.
Martin F. Manalansan IV is associate professor in the departments of anthropology and Asian American studies and is a Conrad Professorial Humanities Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is affiliated with the gender and women's studies department, the Global Studies Program, the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory. He is the author of Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora (2003) and editor or coeditor of four anthologies as well as several journal special issues. His forthcoming book, Queer Dwellings, examines the affective landscapes, ethical lives, and embodied experiences of undocumented queer immigrants living under precarious conditions.
Chantal Nadeau is professor and chair of the gender and women's studies department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests intersect queer theory, gender, sexuality, and nationalist rhetoric; visual cultures and sexuality; and contemporary queer legal cultures in (trans)national contexts. She is the author of Fur Nation: From the Beaver to Brigitte Bardot (2001). Her current research includes two book projects: Beastly Politics: Queer, Rights, and Democracy (contracted with University of Minnesota Press), and "Growing In and Out: Queer Youth and Film Culture." [End Page 211]
Ricardo L. Ortíz is associate professor of US Latin@ literature in the English department at Georgetown University, where he is also director of graduate studies. His first book, Cultural Erotics in Cuban America, was published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2007. He is working on a second book project, titled "Testimonial Fictions: Atrocity, Sexuality, and Memory in US Latin@ Literature and Culture."
Richard T. Rodríguez is associate professor of English and Latina/Latino studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The author of Next of Kin: The Family in Chicano/a Cultural Politics (2009), he is writing a book on queer Latino visual representaton, fantasy, and the politics of social space.
Emily Skidmore is assistant professor of history at Texas Tech University. She is working on a book-l ength manuscript titled "Exceptional Queerness: Female-Bodied Men and Community at the Turn of the Twentieth Century," which explores the cultural, legal, and medical narratives produced around moments of "discovery" wherein the female body of an individual whom a community previously knew to be male was revealed.
Siobhan B. Somerville is associate professor in the departments of English and gender and women's studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she is also an affiliated faculty member in the African American studies department and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory. She is the author of Queering the Color Line: Race and the Invention of Homosexuality in American Culture (2000), as well as articles in GLQ, American Quarterly, and Criticism. Her current book projects include "A Queer Genealogy of Naturalization in the U.S." and "Sexuality and the Civil Rights Imaginary."
Nicholas L. Syrett is associate professor of history at the University of Northern Colorado. He is the author of The Company He Keeps: A History of White College Fraternities (2009) and articles in American Studies, Genders, the Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, the Journal of the History of Sexuality, and the Pacific Historical Review.
Lourdes Torres is professor and director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program at DePaul University. She is...