Allen Feldman is Associate Professor in the Department of Culture and Communication, New York University, and a political/medical anthropologist who has conducted ethnographic field research in Northern Ireland, South Africa, and with the homeless in New York City. He is the author of Formations of Violence: The Narrative of the Body and Political Terror in Northern Ireland (U of Chicago P, 1991), now in its third printing. Between 1996 and 2000, he received four Guggenheim Senior Fellowships for the ethnographhic study of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Cynthia Franklin teaches contemporary US literatures and theories of race and gender in the English Department of the University of Hawai'i at Mänoa. She is the author of Writing Women's Communities: The Politics and Poetics of Contemporary Multi-Genre Anthologies (U of Wisconsin P, 1997). Chapters from her manuscript on contemporary academic memoirs have appeared in Gloria Anzaldúa and AnaLouise Keating's This Bridge We Call Home and the journal LIT. An article co-authored with Laura Lyons, "Remixing Hybridity: Globalization, Native Resistance, and Cultural Production in Hawai'i," is forthcoming in American Studies.
Andrew S. Gross is a faculty fellow in English at the University of California at Davis, where he received his Ph.D. in 2001. He lectured from 2002 to 2004 at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies of the Free University in Berlin. Gross has published on American literature, tourism studies, literary theory, and Holocaust studies.
Wendy S. Hesford is Associate Professor of English at The Ohio State University, where she specializes in feminist rhetoric, autobiographical theory, and critical pedagogy. She is the author of Framing Identities: Autobiography and the Politics of Pedagogy (U of Minnesota P, 1999), and two collections with Wendy Kozol, Haunting Violations: Feminist Criticism and the Crisis of the "Real" (U of Illinois P, 2001), and Just Advocacy: Women's Human Rights, Transnational Feminism, and the Politics of Representation (Rutgers UP, forthcoming).
Michael J. Hoffman is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California at Davis. Aside from essays on the Holocaust, his publications [End Page 310] include three books on Gertrude Stein; volumes on nineteenth- and twentieth century American literature, as well as on the theory of fiction; and a novel.
Rosanne Kennedy is Senior Lecturer at Australian National University, where she teaches literature, gender, and cultural studies. She has recently edited, with Jill Bennett, an international collection of essays on trauma and memory, World Memory: Personal Trajectories in Global Time (Palgrave, 2003).
Laura E. Lyons is an Associate Professor in the English Department of the University of Hawai'i at Mänoa, where she teaches classes on feminisms and nationalisms, Irish Studies, and cultural theory. She has published in journals such as boundary 2, Eire-Ireland, Genders, and Interventions, among others. She is at work on a book-length project, "Troubled Peace: Post Cease-fire Narrative and the Question of Violence in the North of Ireland," and with Purnima Bose, an edited collection of essays entitled Corporate Genealogies which examines the rhetorical and narrative strategies that transnational corporations employ to narrate their histories and their relationship between local sites of production and the global economy.
Kay Schaffer is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Social Inquiry at the University of Adelaide. Her previous books include Women and the Bush (Cambridge UP, 1989), and In the Wake of First Contact: The Eliza Fraser Stories (Cambridge, 1996). She is presently engaged in a research project, funded by the Australian Research Council, to study narratives of identity, place, and belonging in the wake of human rights inquiries in South Africa and Australia.
Sidonie Smith is Martha Guernsey Colby Collegiate Professor of English and Women's Studies and chair of the Department of English at the University of Michigan. She is the author of Reading Autobiography: A Guide to Interpreting Personal Narratives (with Julia Watson; U of Minnesota P, 2001); Moving Lives: Women's Twentieth Century Travel Narratives (U of Minnesota P, 2001); Subjectivity, Identity, and the Body: Women's Autobiographical Practices in the Twentieth Century (Indiana UP, 1993); A Poetics of Women's Autobiography: Marginality and the Fictions of Self-Representation (Indiana UP, 1987...