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Yoonmee Chang is Assistant Professor of English at George Mason University and was previously an Assistant Professor of English and American Studies at Indiana University. Her research focuses on ethnic enclaves and she is currently writing a manuscript that examines how Asian American class formations disrupt national and transnational conceptualization of class, with a particular focus on Korean American small business owners.

Constance J.S. Chen is Assistant Professor of History at Loyola Marymount University. Her research focuses on transnational exchanges, racial ideologies, and the politics of culture. She is currently working on a book manuscript that examines the ways in which the collecting and discussion of Asian art shaped the development of ethnic identities and nationalist agendas for Asians, Asian Americans, and white Americans in nineteenth- and twentieth-century New England.

Rocío G. Davis is Associate Professor of American and Postcolonial Literatures and the Director of the Institute of Liberal Arts at the University of Navarra (Spain). Her publications include Begin Here: Reading Asian North American Autobiographies of Childhood (University of Hawai’i Press, 2007) and Transcultural Reinventions: Asian American and Asian Canadian Short Story Cycles (TSAR, 2001).

Betsy Huang is Assistant Professor of English at Clark University. Her scholarship focuses on literary and cultural productions that dramatize inter-ethnic exchanges, and the ways in which the “ethnic” and the “American” persist as mutually exclusive terms I American culture. She is currently at work on a book-length study that examines various types of “genre fiction” that participate in the shaping of American perceptions of ethnicity.

Jane Naomi Iwamura is Assistant Professor of Religion and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. She is the co-editor (with Paul Spickard) of Revealing the Sacred in Asian and Pacific America, and has written [End Page 337] widely in the area of Asian American religions, and religion and popular culture. Her current project explores the pop cultural representations of Asian religions in the U.S., and she is also collaborating with Janelle Wong on a study that investigates the relationship between religion, immigration, and conservative politics.

Moon-Ho Jung is Associate Professor of History at the University of Washington and author of Coolies and Cane: Race, Labor, and Sugar in the Age of Emancipation (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006).

Harshita K. Mruthinti is a Ph.D. candidate in West and South Asian Religions at Emory University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies from Emory University and her Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. Her current research interests include exploring the relationship of gender, religious texts, and performance, specifically within the Telugu-speaking regions of South India.

Kent A. Ono is Director of and Professor in the Asian American Studies Program and a Professor in the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He conducts critical and theoretical analyses of print, film, and television, specifically focusing on representations of race, gender, sexuality, class, and nation. He has contributed articles to numerous journals and anthologies. In addition to co-authoring Shifting Borders: Rhetoric, Immigration, and California’s Proposition 187 (2002, Temple University Press), he has co-edited Enterprise Zones: Critical Positions on Star Trek (1996, Westview Press) and edited Asian American Studies after Critical Mass (2005, Blackwell) and A Companion to Asian American Studies (2005, Blackwell). He is currently completing a book on films and videos about the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, Forgetting to Remember: Representations of Japanese American Incarceration on Film and Video.

Crystal Parikh is an assistant professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis and the Department of English at New York University. Her research and teaching areas include Asian American studies, Latina/o studies, feminist and critical race theory, and American literature. She is currently completing a book manuscript titled The Ethics of Betrayal.

Mina Shin is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Critical Studies, the School of Cinema-Television at the University of Southern California. She is currently working on a doctoral dissertation on Asian martial arts in global Hollywood.

Nirmal Trivedi is a doctoral student in the English Department at Boston College. His research interests involve the study of...


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