Elaine Howard Ecklund is a postdoctoral fellow in the Sociology Department at Rice University. Her research focuses on changes to the institutions of American civil society as a result of increasing racial, ethnic, and religious diversity. Her articles have appeared in Ethnic and Racial Studies, Sociology of Religion, and the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. Her first book manuscript, The “Good” American: Religion and Civic Life for Korean Americans, is currently under review.
Benjamin Huang is currently a Council of Library and Information Resources Fellow at the University of Southern California. After completing his undergraduate education at Yale, he received an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from U.C. Irvine. In 2004–2005, he was a lecturer in Asian American Studies at U.C. Santa Barbara.
Lili M. Kim is Luce Assistant Professor of History and Global Migrations at Hampshire Colleges. She is currently completing a book on the experiences of Korean Americans on the homefront during World War II, and is in the early stage of her next project, which examines the history of Korean immigration to Argentina beginning in 1965 and their subsequent remigration to the United States.
Anita Mannur is completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Wesleyan University and will be assistant professor of Asian American Literature at Denison University, Ohio in the fall. She is coeditor with Jana Evans Braziel of Theorizing Diaspora (Blackwell, 2003). Her work has appeared in Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Literature and in the collections, Asian American Studies After Critical Mass (Blackwell, 2004) and East Main Street: Asian American Popular Culture (NYU Press, 2005).
Krystyn Moon is an Assistant Professor of History at Georgia State University. She is the author of Yellow Face: Creating the Chinese in American Popular Music, 1850s–1920s (Rutgers University Press, 2005).
Jerry Z. Park is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Baylor University. His research focuses on the intersection of racial, ethnic, and religious identities as well as civic participation. Park is the author of articles that have appeared in Social Forces and the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. He is working on a book manuscript entitled, Choosing My Traditions: The Ethnic and Religious Integration of the Asian American Second Generation.
Martin Joseph Ponce is an Assistant Professor of English at Ohio State University. He is currently working on a history of Anglophone Filipino literature.
Eric Estuar Reyes is an Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies at California State University, Fullerton. He is currently working on a manuscript about Filipino American cultural representations and the politics of globalization. His areas of interest include race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and urban space.