Alice Attie is a visual artist and poet working in New York City. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including Doubletake, New Yorker, Grey Room, Parnassus, Cimarron Review, Columbia Review, and American Poetry Review. In 2003 she published Harlem on the Verge (Quantluck Lane/W. W. Norton). Her forthcoming title Incisions will be published by Scalo in 2004.
Mike Davis is a professor of history at the University of California, Irvine. He is the coauthor, most recently, of Under the Perfect Sun: The San Diego Tourists Never See (New Press) and author of Land of the Lost Mammoths (Perceval), the first in a trilogy of science adventure novels for teenagers. He lives in San Diego.
Ashley Dawson is an assistant professor of English at the College of Staten Island, CUNY. He is completing “Mongrel Nation: A Cultural History of Post-Imperial Britain” and is coeditor of “Contemporary U.S. Culture and Imperialism.”
Brent Hayes Edwards is an associate professor in the English department at Rutgers University. He is the author of The Practice of Diaspora (Harvard University Press) and coeditor of Uptown Conversation: The New Jazz Studies (Columbia University Press).
Brian Larkin is an assistant professor in the anthropology department at Barnard College, Columbia University. He writes on the materiality of media technologies and the relationships among media, urbanization, and globalization in Nigeria. He is a coeditor of Media Worlds: Anthropology on New Terrain, with Faye D. Ginsburg and Lila Abu-Lughod (University of California Press).
Rossana Reguillo is a researcher and professor at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente in Guadalajara, Mexico, where she coordinates the program of research in Sociocultural Studies. She serves on the Regional Advisory Panel for the Latin America and the Caribbean Program at the Social Science Research Council. Her publications include La construcción simbólica de la ciudad: Sociedad, desastre, [End Page iii] comunicación (Universidad Iberoamericana/ITESO) and Estrategias del desencanto: La emergencia de culturas juveniles en Latinoamérica (Ed. Norma).
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is Avalon Foundation professor in the humanities and director of the Center for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University. Her numerous books include In Other Words (Routledge), Outside in the Teaching Machine (Routledge), A Critique of Postcolonial Reason (Harvard University Press), Death of a Discipline (Columbia University Press), and the forthcoming Red Thread (Harvard University Press). She has translated Jacques Derrida’s Of Grammatology (Johns Hopkins University Press) and a number of works by Mahasweta Devi, including Imaginary Maps (Routledge) and Chotti Munda and His Arrow (Blackwell).
Rashmi Varma teaches postcolonial studies in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick. She is currently revising her book manuscript, “Unhomely Women: The Postcolonial City and Its Subjects,” and is coediting the Anthology of Women’s Writing in English (McGraw Hill). Her latest research examines the meaning and scope of “primitive postcolonialisms.”
Victor Vich is an assistant professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and works as a researcher at the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (IEP). He has published El discurso de la calle: Los cómicos ambulantes y las tensiones de la modernidad en el Perú (Red para el Desarrollo de las Ciencias Sociales), El caníbal es el otro: Violencia y cultura en el Perú contemporáneo (Instituto de Estudios Peruanos), and Oralidad y Poder: Herramientras Metodológicas (Norma), with Virginia Zavala.