João Biehl is assistant professor of anthropology at Princeton University. His book Vita: Anthropology in a Zone of Social Abandonment is forthcoming from the University of California Press. His work has been published in American Ethnologist; Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry; Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies; and Social Text.
Patricia Ticineto Clough is professor of sociology, coordinator of the women’s studies certificate program, and director of the Center for Research on Women and Society at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her work on critical studies of bodies, gender, sexualities, media cultures, and technoscience appears in her books The End(s) of Ethnography: From Realism to Social Criticism (Sage), Feminist Thought: Power, Desire, and Academic Discourse (Blackwell), and Autoaffection: Unconscious Thought in the Age of Teletechnology (University of Minnesota Press).
Luciana Parisi is senior lecturer in digital media and course tutor for the master’s program in cybernetic culture at the School of Cultural and Innovation Studies, University of East London. She is part of the Cybernetic Culture Research Unit, where her research focuses on the evolution of communication, biodigital technologies, affective perception, and nanopolitics. Her work has been published in Tekhnema, Parallax, Ctheory, and Anglistica. In 2004, she published Abstract Sex: Philosophy, Biotechnology, and the Mutations of Desire (Continuum).
Jasbir K. Puar is assistant professor of women’s and gender studies at Rutgers University. Her writings on queer globalizations have appeared in Signs, GLQ, Social Text, Society and Space, and Antipode. She is currently working on a book manuscript titled “The Sexuality of Terrorism: Queer Corporealities and Surveillance Technologies.”
Amit S. Rai teaches in the English department at Florida State University. He has published on sympathy and sentiment as modes of power in colonial discourses (Rule of Sympathy, St. Martins-Palgrave), the problems and possibilities of monstrosity in counterterrorism (in Social Text and forthcoming in Cultural Studies), and Hindi commercial cinema and the politics of representation (in Screen, Harvard Asia Quarterly, Samar, and Humanscape). His current research and writing focus on affect and the haptic in the cinematic assemblage of a globalizing Bollywood.
Tiziana Terranova lectures on the sociology of media and culture at the University of Essex, United Kingdom. She is a researcher in the field of digital media, cybernetic communication, and Internet culture. Her work has been published in New Formations, Parallax, Social Text, and Ctheory. She is the author of Corpi nella Retee (Bodies in the Net) (Costa e Nolan) and Network Culture (Pluto).
Amy Villarejo is associate professor of theatre, film, and dance and directs the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Cornell University. She is the author of Lesbian Rule: Cultural Criticism and the Value of Desire (Duke University Press) and is coeditor, with Matthew Tinkcom, of Keyframes: Popular Film and Cultural Studies (Routledge).