Rachel Adams is associate professor of American studies, English, and comparative literature at Columbia University. She is the author of Sideshow U.S.A.: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination (2001).
Bruce Burgett is associate professor of American studies in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program at the University of Washington, Bothell, and graduate faculty in the English Department at the University of Washingon, Seattle. He is the author of Sentimental Bodies: Sex, Gender, and Citizenship in the Early Republic (1998), and is currently working on two book projects: American Sex: Cultures of Sexual Reform in and Beyond the Antebellum U.S. and Keywords of American Cultural Studies (coedited with Glenn Hendler).
Shelley Fisher Fishkin
Shelley Fisher Fishkin is professor of English and director of American studies at Stanford University and the 2004 president of the American Studies Association. Her books include Lighting Out for the Territory (1997), Was Huck Black? Mark Twain and African American Voices (1993), and From Fact to Fiction: Journalism and Imaginative Writing in America (1988). She has edited Mark Twain's Is He Dead? (2004), The Historical Guide to Mark Twain (2002), and The Oxford Mark Twain (1996), and coedited Oxford's Race and American Culture series (1993-2003), The Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America (1997), People of the Book (1996), Listening to Silences (1994), and a forthcoming edition of writing by Paul Laurence Dunbar (2005).
Steven Garabedian received his doctorate in American studies from the University of Minnesota in 2004. He teaches in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University.
Michele Hilmes is professor of media and cultural studies and director of the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author or editor of several books on [End Page 305] broadcasting history, including Radio Voices: American Broadcasting, 1922-1952 (1997); Only Connect: A Cultural History of Broadcasting in the United States (2001); The Radio Reader: Essays in the Cultural History of Radio (2001, ed. with Jason Loviglio); and The Television History Book (2003, ed. with Jason Jacobs). She is currently at work on a history of the mutual influence and opposition between U.S. and British broadcasters during radio and television's formative years, and is editing a collection of original articles on the history of the National Broadcasting Company, called NBC: America's Network.
Alfred Hornung is professor and chair of American studies at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. His publications are on the muckraking movement, American autobiography, modern and postmodern culture, and intercultural negotiations. His most recent publication is a collection of essays titled Sexualities in American Culture (2004). From 1990 to 2002 he was the editor of the journal Amerikastudien/American Studies, and currently he is president of the German Association for American Studies and a member of the International Committee of the ASA.
Mark Hulsether is an associate professor of religious studies and American studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Wendy Kozol is associate professor of gender and women's studies at Oberlin College. Her research and teaching interests focus on feminist and cultural studies approaches to visual culture, especially news and documentary genres in photography, film, and television. She is the author of Life's America: Family and Nation in Postwar Photojournalism (1994), and the coeditor, with Wendy Hesford, of Haunting Violations: Feminist Criticism and the Crisis of the "Real" (2001) and Just Advocacy?: Women's Human Rights, Transnational Feminisms, and the Politics of Representation (2005). She is currently working on a book project titled Visible Wars and American Nationalism.
Ernest Larsen is completing a novel about left-wing troublemakers in San Francisco during the mid-1970s, a feature film script about cross-dressing farmers who sparked a land revolt in upstate New York in the 1830s, and (in collaboration with Sherry Millner) a video essay that considers patriotism as a mass epidemic of hysterical blindness. He is the author of the detective novel [End Page 306] Not a Through Street (1981), as well as a critical study on The Usual Suspects (2002) in the British...