Esha Niyogi De teaches Women's Studies and English at University of California, Los Angeles. She has published on Indian, British, and Singaporean literature and film in a variety of journals, including Screen and Genders. She is the coeditor of Trans-Status Subjects: Gender in the Globalization of South and Southeast Asia (Duke UP, 2002). She is completing a book on the growth of modern poetics, theater, and cinema in two Indian languages (Bengali and Hindi/Urdu) in the colonial and early independent periods, and is at work on a second book focusing on the global city and time in Indian and Singaporean imaginations.
Tim Dean teaches in the Department of English and the Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture at the University of Buffalo (SUNY). He is the author of Beyond Sexuality.
Ming Dong Gu teaches at Rhodes College and has published numerous articles and papers in English and Chinese in scholarly books and journals. His book Chinese Theories of Reading and Writing: A Route to Hermeneutics and Open Poetics will appear in the Philosophy and Culture Series of the State University of New York Press.
Revathi Krishnaswamy teaches in the department of English and Comparative Literature, San Jose State University, California. She has published articles on critical/cultural theory and colonial and postcolonial literature in various journals including Ariel, Race and Class, Women's Studies International Forum, Clio, and South Asian Review. She is the author of Effeminism: The Economy of Colonial Desire (U of Michigan P, 1998) and is currently coediting a collection of essays titled The Postcolonial and the Global for the University of Minnesota Press.
After his American adventure and a brief stint in the UK, James Penney returned to Canada, where he is now Assistant Professor in the Cultural Studies Program at Trent University. His book The World of Perversion is forthcoming in 2005.
Malcolm K. Read was born in Derby, in England, and graduated from Bristol University. He has held lectureships at the University of Wales and the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and a chair of Spanish at the University of the West Indies. Currently Professor of Spanish at SUNY at Stony Brook, New York, he has published widely on the sociology of Spanish and Latin American culture. [End Page c3]