Laura Briggs is professor and chair of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her most recent book, Somebody’s Children: The Politics of Transracial and Transnational Adoption (Duke University Press, 2012), examines the political economy and history of the disappearances of children as a tactic of terror against indigenous and racialized populations in Central America and North America.
Andrew Buchanan graduated from Oxford University in 1980, and for the next twenty-five years he worked as a machinist. He received his MA from Rutgers University in 2005, and his doctorate in 2011. Since 2007, he has taught global and military history at the University of Vermont, where he is a senior lecturer. His book, American Grand Strategy in the Mediterranean during World War II, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2014. He has published several articles, including in the Journal of Contemporary History, Diplomacy and Statecraft, and Global War Studies.
Jewel Castro is a Samoan multimedia artist, curator, public speaker, and writer. She earned a master of fine arts degree in visual arts from the University of California at San Diego. She has taught in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington in Tacoma since 2013. Most recently, her paintings and drawings were featured in the exhibition “The Growing Visibility of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: The Legacy of the AANAPISI,” curated by Rochelle Fonoti at South Seattle College. Jewel was born in Chicago, raised in San Diego and Laguna Beach, California, and now lives near Seattle. Her mother was from American Samoa. And her maternal grandparents were the late Reverend Suitony Galea’i of Fitiuta in Manua, and Tinei of Samoa. For more information, visit Jewel’s website at www.jewelcastro.com. [End Page 855]
Christine Taitano DeLisle
Christine Taitano DeLisle is assistant professor of American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota. She is a 2015–2016 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and an elected Council member of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. DeLisle has published articles in leading journals in Pacific studies, gender and women’s studies, and museum studies, and is completing a book manuscript on the historical and cultural relations between Chamorro women and American Navy wives in Guam.
Cynthia Enloe is research professor at Clark University in Massachusetts. Her recent books include Seriously: Investigating Crashes and Crises as If Women Mattered (University of California Press, 2012); a new, updated edition of Bananas, Beaches, and Bases (University of California Press, 2014); and the updated second edition of Globalization and Militarism: Feminists Make the Link (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016).
Raphael Folsom is assistant professor of history at the University of Oklahoma. His first book, The Yaquis and the Empire: Violence, Spanish Imperial Power, and Native Resilience in Colonial Mexico (Yale University Press, 2014), won the 2015 Latin American Studies Association Social Science Book Award sponsored by the LASA Mexico section, among other awards.
Ayano Ginoza is a postdoctoral fellow with the International Institute for Okinawan Studies at the University of the Ryukyus. Her research and teaching interests include race, class, gender, and empire in the United States and Japan; militarism and colonialism; indigenous articulations and movements; and tourism and native studies. She was born and raised in Okinawa.
Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez
Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez is associate professor of American studies and director of the Honors Program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She is the author of Securing Paradise: Tourism and Militarism in Hawai‘i and the Philippines (Duke University Press, 2013), which was the 2015 winner of the Association for Asian American Studies Cultural Studies book award. Her work has also appeared most recently in Radical History Review and The Global [End Page 856] South, and the collections Mobile Desires: The Politics and Erotics of Mobility Justice (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and Making the Empire Work: Labor and United States Imperialism (New York University Press, 2015) and Militarized Currents: Toward a Decolonized Future in Asia and the Pacific (University of Minnesota Press, 2010).
Julia Michiko Hori
Julia Michiko Hori is a PhD candidate in the Department of...