Resetselemang C. Leduka is a senior lecturer of Urban and Regional Planning in the Department of Geography of the National University of Lesotho. He received his Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of Wales Cardiff in 2000. His research interests include local government and decentralization, urban land law, social justice and urban informality.
Evan Mwangi is an assistant professor of English (20th Century Anglophone African Literature) at Northwestern University, Illinois. He researches the intersection of nationalism, gender, and sexuality in canonical and popular artistic expressions, relating local texts to global theories. He has published study guides and essays on Achebe, Ngugi, John Ruganda, Henry ole Kulet, Margaret Ogola, and Francis Imbuga. His latest book, The Columbia Guide to East African Literature Since 1945 (co-authored with Simon Gikandi), is forthcoming from the Columbia University Press, 2006.
Michael Niemann is associate professor of International Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. He received his Ph.D. in International Studies from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He is the author of A Spatial Approach to Regionalisms in the Global Economy and articles on southern African regionalism and critical spatial approaches to international relations. He is currently working on a book on everyday life and international relations.
Kenneth A. Reinert is associate professor of Public Policy at George Mason University where he received a Distinguished Teaching Award in 2003. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland and has held the positions of senior international economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission and associate professor of Economics at Kalamazoo College. He has published over 45 journal articles and book chapters in the areas of international trade, economic development, and environmental policy. He has co-edited Applied Methods for Trade Policy Analysis: A Handbook (Cambridge University Press, 1997), authored Windows on the World Economy: An Introduction to International Economics (South-Western Thomson, 2005), co-authored Globalization for Development (Palgrave MacMillan and World Bank, 2006), and is currently co-editing the Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy (Princeton University Press).
Jeremy Youde is assistant professor of Political Science at Grinnell College. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Iowa in [End Page 129] 2005. His book AIDS, South Africa, and the Politics of Knowledge (Ashgate, forthcoming) examines the role of history and identity in shaping AIDS policies in South Africa. His research interests include the intersection of AIDS and governance, primarily in southern Africa, and the strategic production and use of state identities. [End Page 130]