Rashmi Dube Bhatnagar, currently an independent scholar, taught at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln from 1994 to 2002. She is finishing the work of turning her dissertation on Jonathan Swift into a book manuscript while teaching courses in the English Department at Boise State University. She has published on postcolonial theory, literature, and feminism, as well as the new eighteenth century. She, Renu Dube, and Reena Dube have collaborated on a book manuscript, Female Infanticide in India: A Feminist Cultural History, which is forthcoming in January, 2005.
Michelle Chilcoat is assistant professor of French and Francophone studies at Union College in Schenectady, New York. Her research and teaching address the complicity of enlightenment, romantic, and modernist epistemologies in the colonialist biopolitics of race, sex/gender, and class. Her essays have appeared or are forthcoming in French Review, Esprit Créateur, Colby Quarterly, The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, L'Année stendhalienne, and NWSA Journal. She has contributed a chapter on French film director François Ozon to Queer Cinema in Europe (ed. Robin Griffiths, forthcoming) and is currently writing an article on the critical reception of post-Enlightenment author Claire de Duras through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to now.
Reena Dube teaches film in the English Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation manuscript on Satyajit Ray and the differential value of cultural labor is forthcoming.
Renu Dube teaches rhetoric in the Communication Department at Boise State University. She has published articles on Bacon, Aristotle, and postcolonial feminism, and is currently at work turning her dissertation on Aristotle into a book manuscript.
Laikwan Pang is an assistant professor teaching cultural studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is the author of Building a New China in Cinema: The Chinese Left-wing Cinema Movement, 1932—37 (2002) and is now preparing a book on [End Page 161] copyright and cinema tentatively titled Cultural Control in a Globalizing Asia: Copyright and Piracy in Cinema. She is also researching China's visual modernity at the turn of the twentieth century.
Marina Pérez de Mendiola teaches Latin American literature and culture as well as transatlantic studies and humanities at Scripps College. Her publications include Bridging the Atlantic: Toward a Reassessment of Iberian and Latin American Cultural Ties and Gender and Identity Formation in Contemporary Mexican Literature. She is currently working on a book on Mexican photography.
Juliana Spahr is currently an assistant professor in the English Department at Mills College. She is the author of This Connection of Everyone with Lungs (forthcoming, 2005), Everybody's Autonomy: Connective Reading and Collective Identity (2001), Fuck You—Aloha—I Love You (2001), and Response (1996). She edits, with Jena Osman, the journal Chain, http://www.temple.edu/chain. [End Page 162]