Dr. Tarak Barkawi is lecturer in international security at the Centre of International Studies, University of Cambridge. He specializes in the study of war, armed forces, and society, and is currently writing a book on the British Indian Army in the war against Japan.
Samuel A. Chambers teaches political theory at Penn State University. His Untimely Politics was published in the fall of 2003. His current writing includes a number of projects on cultural politics and a manuscript on the political theory of Judith Butler.
Tina Mai Chen is assistant professor of history at the University of Manitoba. She is coeditor, with Paola Zamperini, of fabrications, a special issue of positions: east asia culture critique (Fall 2003). She is currently completing a book manuscript entitled Cultures of Internationalism: The Soviet Union as Aesthetic and Everyday Experience in Maoist China.
James A. Flath is assistant professor in history at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is the author of The Cult of Happiness: Nianhua, Art, and History in Rural North China and is currently conducting research on the history of monuments and museums in China.
Neville Hoad is assistant professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Postcolonial Studies, GLQ, repercussions, the Voice Literary Supplement, the Journal of Palestine Studies, Public Culture, and in several anthologies. He is currently working on a book manuscript entitled African Intimacy: Race, Sexuality, and Globalization in African Literature and History.
Peter Krapp is assistant professor in the department of film and media studies at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Déjà Vu: Aberrations of Cultural Memory (University of Minnesota Press, 2004) and coeditor of Medium Cool, a special issue of the South Atlantic Quarterly (2002). [End Page 212]
Susie O'Brien, associate professor at McMaster University, works in postcolonialism, globalization, and environmental cultural studies. Recent publications include Anglophone Literatures and Global Culture, a special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly coedited with Imre Szeman, and Popular Culture: A User's Guide, coauthored with Imre Szeman. Her current book project is tentatively titled At the Speed of Life: Globalization and the Pursuit of Slowness.
Kevin Pelletier is a Ph.D. candidate in English at SUNY-Buffalo. His areas of interest include Puritan literature, nineteenth-century literature and culture, feminist theory, and critical theory.
Xudong Zhang teaches Chinese and comparative literature at New York University. He is the author of Chinese Modernism in the Era of Reforms and Postsocialism and Cultural Politics (forthcoming). His works in Chinese include Traces of Criticism, Cultural Identity in the Age of Globalization (forthcoming), and translations of Walter Benjamin's Charles Baudelaire and Illuminations. [End Page 213]