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Elisabeth B. Armstrong is Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies at Smith College. She is the author of The Retreat from Organization: U.S. Feminism Reconceptualized (SUNY, 2002). She is at work on a book about the All-India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA), a six-million-member organization.

Joel Beinin is Professor of Middle East History at Stanford University. His latest book is Workers and Peasants in the Modern Middle East (Cambridge, 2001). In 2001-02 he served as President of the Middle East Studies Association of North America.

Richard Falk is Professor Emeritus at Princeton University and currently is Visiting Professor in Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is on the editorial board of The Nation. His recent publications include The Great Terror War (Interlink, 2003) and The Declining World Order: America’s Imperial Geopolitics (Routledge, 2004). [End Page 293]

Ernesto Laclau holds a chair in Political Theory at the University of Essex, where he is also Director of the doctoral program in Ideology and Discourse Analysis at the Centre for Theoretical Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences. He also is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Buffalo. He is coauthor, with Chantal Mouffe, of Hegemony and Socialist Strategy: Toward a Radical Democratic Politics (Verso, 1985). His numerous other works include New Reflections on the Revolution of Our Time (Verso, 1990) and Emancipation(s) (Verso, 1996), and he is the editor of The Making of Political Identities (Verso, 1994).

Zachary Lockman is Chair of the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University. His books include Contending Visions of the Middle East: The History and Politics of Orientalism (Cambridge, 2004), Comrades and Enemies: Arab and Jewish Workers in Palestine, 1906-1948 (University of California, 1996), and (with Joel Beinin) Workers on the Nile: Nationalism, Communism, Islam, and the Egyptian Working Class, 1882-1954 (American University in Cairo, 1987).

Yaseen Noorani is Assistant Professor in Near Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona. He was previously Lecturer in Arabic Literature at the University of Edinburgh. He has published articles in the International Journal of Middle East Studies, the Journal of Arabic Literature, and Iran. He is currently completing a book manuscript entitled Culture and Hegemony in the Colonial Middle East.

Vijay Prashad is Associate Professor of International Studies at Trinity College. He is the author of Keeping Up with the Dow Joneses: Debt, Prison, Workfare (South End, 2003). He is at work on a book entitled Darker Nations: The Rise and Fall of the Third World.

Alicia Schmidt Camacho is Assistant Professor of American Studies and Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Program in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration at Yale University. Her current scholarship centers on popular movements and social conflict at the U.S.-Mexico border as a departure [End Page 294] point for conceptualizing the uneven processes of capitalist development and globalization. Her recent articles examine gender violence and state repression in Ciudad Juárez. She is currently at work on a book entitled Migrant Imaginaries: Cultural Politics in the Mexico-U.S. Borderlands (NYU, 2005). She serves on the executive board for Junta for Progressive Action, an advocacy center serving Latinas/os in Fair Haven, Connecticut.

Ella Shohat is Professor of Cultural Studies at New York University. Her publications include Israeli Cinema: East/West and the Politics of Representation (Texas, 1989); Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media (Routledge, 1994), coauthored with Robert Stam; Dangerous Liaisons: Gender, Nation, and Postcolonial Perspectives (Minnesota, 1997), coedited; Talking Visions (MIT, 1999); and the forthcoming Taboo Memories, Undisciplined Words. The essay included here forms part of a forthcoming book entitled Traveling Multiculturalism: The Cultural Wars in Translation (NYU, coauthored with Robert Stam).

Paul A. Silverstein is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Reed College and a member of the editorial committee of Middle East Report. He is the author of Algeria in France: Transpolitics, Race, and Nation (Indiana, 2004). His essays on Berber activism, Islam, and immigration in France have appeared in Social Text, Ethnography, Anthropological Quarterly, and Actes de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales.

Robert Stam is University Professor at New York University. He is the author of...


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