Zahid Chaudhary is assistant professor of English at University of Washington, Seattle. This article is drawn from his current book project on colonial photography in India.
Ashley Dawson is assistant professor of English at the College of Staten Island/City University of New York. He is currently completing a book manuscript on the black and Asian diaspora in Britain and is coediting a volume of essays on U.S. culture and imperialism.
Juan Flores is professor in the department of Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies at Hunter College and in the Sociology Program at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is author of Poetry in East Germany, The Insular Vision, Divided Borders: Essays on Puerto Rican Identity, La venganza de Cortijo y otros ensayos, and From Bomba to Hip-Hop: Puerto Rican Culture and Latino Identity. He is the translator of Memoirs of Bernardo Vega and Cortijo's Wake by Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá.
Courtney Helgoe is pursuing a doctorate in the department of Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society at the University of Minnesota. Her research is concerned with the emerging prominence of the refugee camp as the paradigmatic space of globalization.
Erin Mackie is senior lecturer and program director of English in the School of Culture, Literature, and Society at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. She is author of Market à la Mode (1997) and editor of The Commerce of Everyday Life: Selections from "The Tatler" and "The Spectator" (1998). She is currently working on a book tentatively titled Dubious Characters: Criminality and Masculine Prestige, 1660-1745, which examines the intersections between criminal behavior and social prestige as embodied in prominent Restoration and eighteenth-century masculine figures such as the rake, pirate, highwayman, and financial adventurer.
Joseph Massad is assistant professor of modern Arab politics and intellectual history at Columbia University. He is author of Colonial [End Page 223] Effects: The Making of National Identity in Jordan (2001) and of Desiring Arabs (forthcoming).
Patrizia Palumbo is lecturer in Italian at Columbia University. She is editor of A Place in the Sun: Africa in Italian Colonial Culture. At present, she is at work on a manuscript on early modern Mediterranean travel narratives and imperial discourse.
Antonius C. G. M. Robben is professor of Anthropology at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. His most recent books are Political Violence and Trauma in Argentina and Death, Mourning, and Burial: A Cross Cultural Reader.
Sonita Sarker is chair and associate professor of women's and gender studies and associate professor of English at Macalester College. She has published on (post)modernist and (post)colonial literature and coedited Trans-Status Subjects: Gender in the Globalization of South and Southeast Asia. [End Page 224]