Cynthia L. Bejarano, a native of southern New Mexico and the El Paso-Juárez border, is an assistant professor of criminal justice at New Mexico State University. Her publications and research interests focus on border violence and race, class, and gender issues and Latino youths' border identities in the Southwest.
Marjorie Carlson Davis teaches writing at Western Illinois University. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in many publications, including Indianapolis Monthly, Thema, and The Baltimore Review. A story is forthcoming in Many Mountains Moving. She has finished her first novel, Vanishing Point.
Katherine Kadish, a visual artist and teacher, and winner of numerous awards and fellowships, began taking Saturday art classes at a Pittsburgh museum in the fourth grade. She completed a degree in art education and painting at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University and a master's degree in art history from the University of Chicago. Her career has bridged three decades, and her work has been shown in galleries in Chicago, Indianapolis, Washington DC, New York, and London.
Mire Koikari is an assistant professor in the Women's Studies Program at the University of Hawai'i, Mānoa. Her research interests include gender, racial, and sexual politics in European, American, and Japanese colonialism and imperialism in the Asia Pacific region. She is working on a book-length manuscript on the United States occupation of Japan and transnational feminism.
Sandra Kolankiewicz's stories have appeared in North American Review, Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, Chicago Review, Mississippi Review, Confrontation, and Cimarron Review, to name a few, and in the anthologies Sudden Fiction and Ten Minute Fictions. [End Page 189]
Alma Lopez is a Los Angeles-based visual and public artist whose innovative digital work recontextualizes major cultural icons, bringing issues of race, gender, and sexuality into relationship with transnationalist myth, border culture, and the urban environment. She earned a B.A. from University of California, Santa Barbara and a M.F.A. from University of California, Irvine. She has received numerous awards for her work and exhibits extensively. She has been featured in the following selected publications: Art in America, Flash Art International, and Ms. Magazine. She is an artist in residence at the 18th Street Arts Complex in Santa Monica, California. Her website address is www.almalopez.net.
Miriam Ma'at-Ka-Re Monges is an associate professor of sociology and social work and the coordinator of the African American Studies Program at California State University, Chico. She earned her doctorate in African American Studies at Temple University. In addition to numerous published articles, she is the author of Kush, The Jewel of Nubia: Reconnecting the Root System of African Civilization. She is writing a book about the Candace Rites of Passage Program, which she created and facilitated. She has spoken and consulted nationally and internationally on issues of African and African American history, social work, spirituality, rites of passage, and multiculturalism.
Margaret Kissam Morris teaches literature and women's studies at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York. She has published in The American Transcendental Quarterly, Massachusetts Studies in English, and the Lesbian Review of Books. She is currently engaged in research on the poetry of Audre Lorde and is involved in activism connected with issues of gender, race, and sexual orientation.
Ranen Omer is an assistant professor of English at the University of St. Louis, Madrid (Spain) and has recently published a book on Jewish American writers titled Finding One's Own Jerusalem: The Diasporic Subject in Jewish American Literature. Omer's work has been published in journals such as Modernism/Modernity, MELUS, and Texas Studies in Literature and Language, and Legacy.
Diane-Michele Prindeville is an assistant professor in the Department of Government at New Mexico State University. Her teaching and research interests include women and politics, race/ethnic politics, environmental policy, and globalization. She has several publications on American Indian and Hispanic women's political leadership and public policy making.
Jen Siraganian wrote a creative writing honors thesis as an undergraduate at Brown University, and in 1998 one of her poems was nominated for a Pushcart [End Page 190] Prize. Her work has been published in several of Brown's literary...