Gail Bederman Associate Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, is author of Manliness and Civilization. She is completing her book Sex, Politics, and Contraception in England and the US, 1793–1831.
Nancy Bentley Associate Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Literary Forms and Mass Culture in the Cambridge History of American Literature. The present essay is part of a study entitled Love, Contract, Stigma: Literature and Legitimation in Nineteenth-Century America.
Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra Professor of History at the University of Texas-Austin as of Fall 2005. He is the author of the award-winning How to Write the History of the New World: Histories, Epistemologies, and Identities in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World. His Iberianizing the Atlantic, 1500–1900 is forthcoming.
Anne Anlin Cheng Associate Professor of English and American Literature at the University of California, Berkeley and author of The Melancholy of Race: Psychoanalyis, Assimilation, and Hidden Grief. She is currently working on a project on the intersection of aesthetics and politics.
Kevin Gaines Professor of History at the University of Michigan. He is author of the forthcoming Black Expatriates in Nkrumah's Ghana: Transnational Citizenship and the Short African Century.
Susan Larson Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Kentucky.
Curtis Marez Associate Professor of Critical Studies in the School of Cinema-Television at the University of Southern California and author of Drug Wars: The Political Economy of Narcotics. A revised version of this essay will appear in the forthcoming Mestizo World.
Alberto Moreiras Anne and Robert Bass Professor of Romance Studies and Literature and director of the Center for European Studies at Duke University. His most recent book is The Exhaustion of Difference: The Politics of Latin American Cultural Studies. Piel de lobo. MorfologÌa de la razón imperial is forthcoming. He is coeditor of the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies.
Wilson J. Moses Professor of History at Pennsylvania State University, has authored The Golden Age of Black Nationalism, Alexander Crummell, Afrotopia, and Creative Conflict in African American Thought.
David Mura Author of two memoirs, Turning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sansei and Where the Body Meets Memory: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality, and Identity. His recent volume of poetry is Angels for the Burning.
Janet Nolan Author of Ourselves Alone: Women's Emigration from Ireland, 1885–1920 and Servants of the Poor: Teachers and Mobility in Ireland and Irish America. She is currently working on the third installment of her trilogy about the mobility of Irish-American women, Minds to Hands: The End of a Golden Age of Teaching, 1920–1935. She is Professor of History at Loyola University Chicago. [End Page 643]
Alberto Sandoval-Sánchez Professor of Spanish at Mount Holyoke College, which in 1993 produced his theatrical piece Side Effects, based on his personal experiences with AIDS. He is the author of José Can You See?: Latinos On and Off Broadway and coeditor of Puro Teatro: A Latina Anthology. His present research and scholarship center on the staging of monstrosity, enfreakment, queerness, and abjection on Broadway and minority theatre.
Valerie Smith, Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature and Director of the Program in African American Studies at Princeton, is working on a book about memory and the Civil Rights Movement.