Sama Alshaibi is assistant professor of photography in the School of Art at the University of Arizona. Her show "Birthright," portions of which appear in this issue of Frontiers, has been widely exhibited, including at El Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (Guatemala), the International Center of Bethlehem, Saint Mary's College (Notre Dame, Indiana), Gorman Museum (Davis, California), and the University of Colorado Art Museum (Boulder). Her latest exhibition, with Rozalinda Borcila, entitled "My Apartheid Vacation," opens at the Sasol Art Museum/University of Stellenbosch Art Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa, in July 2006.
Nancy C. Carnevale is assistant professor of history at Montclair State University. Her forthcoming book is entitled Living in Translation: Language and Italian Immigrants in the U.S., 1890-1945 (University of Illinois Press). Her work has been supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Ljiljana Coklin received her PhD in American literature from the University of Western Ontario. Her work focuses on issues of immigration, border crossings, gender, and citizenship in modern and contemporary American literature and film. Most recently, she has contributed entries to The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature. She is currently a lecturer in the writing program at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Donna J. Gelagotis Lee's poetry has appeared in numerous literary and scholarly journals, including Atlantis: A Women's Studies Journal, Caly x: A Journal of Art and Literature by Women, Feminist Studies, Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, The Massachusetts Review, The Seattle Review, and Women's Studies Quarterly. Donna's manuscript Deciding Not to Wear Glasses was a finalist for the 2005 May Swenson Poetry Award. Her manuscript On the Altar of Greece was a finalist for the 2005 Richard Snyder Memorial Poetry Prize, the [End Page 162] 2004 Gival Press Poetry Award, and the 2004 Winnow Press First Book Award in Poetry. Currently a freelance editor in New Jersey, Donna lived in Greece for many years.
Lynne Marie Getz is associate professor of history at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, where she teaches American social history, the history of the American West, and Mexican-American history. She is the author of Schools of Their Own: The Education of Hispanos in New Mexico, 1850-1940 (University of New Mexico Press, 1997). She is currently working on a cultural biography of the Wattles-Faunce-Wetherill family.
Ania Spyra earned her Master's degree in English at the University of Silesia in Poland. A doctoral candidate in English at the University of Iowa, she is working on a dissertation entitled "Multilingual Cosmopoetics: Literary Experiments in the Contact Zones." As a Crossing Borders Fellow, she developed her project to examine issues of cosmopolitanism and linguistic inclusiveness in twentieth-century transnational, multilingual literature of Europe and the Americas. Recently, she has taught literary theory at the University of the West in Romania and is now completing her dissertation with the support of a University of Iowa Seely Fellowship.
Piper Kendrix Williams is an assistant professor in the English and African American Studies departments at The College of New Jersey. She regularly teaches various classes on topics in nineteenth- and twentieth-century African American literature, African Diaspora literature, and multicultural studies. Her article "Journeys of Détour in Maryse Condé's A Season in Rihata" appeared in the September 2004 issue of Canadian Woman Studies (vol. 23, no. 2). She is also the coeditor of a special issue of African American Review, which focuses on representations of segregation in African American Literature. The special issue is slated for publication in early 2008. [End Page 163]