Amílcar Antonio Barreto is associate professor of Political Science at Northeastern University. He is the author of three books: Language, Elites, and the State: Nationalism in Puerto Rico and Quebec (Praeger, 1998), The Politics of Language in Puerto Rico (University Press of Florida, 2001), and Vieques, the Navy, and Puerto Rican Politics (University Press of Florida, 2002). He is currently working on a book examining the logic behind collective action in nationalist movements.
Jennifer Fay is associate professor and director of film studies in the Department of English at Michigan State University. Her book, Theaters of Occupation: Hollywood and the Reezducation of Postwar Germany is forthcoming Spring 2008 from University of Minnesota Press. She has published essays, most recently in Cultural Critique, Cinema Journal, Film History, and in edited collections.
Salah D. Hassan is associate professor and director of the Honors Program in the Department of English at Michigan State University. He is also [End Page 253] the associate editor of CR: The New Centennial Review. He has published articles in SocialText, New Formations, Socialism and Democracy, and Research in African Literatures and recently co-edited with Marcy Newman a special issue of MELUS on Arab American literature. He is currently completing a book on Palestine and postcoloniality.
Robert Mckee Irwin is Chancellor’s Fellow and associate professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California–Davis. He is author of Bandits, Captives, Heroines and Saints: Cultural Icons of Mexico’s Northwest Frontier (2007) and Mexican Masculinities (2003), and co-editor of The Famous 41 (2003), Hispanisms and Homosexualities (1998), and Diccionario de estudios culturales latinoamericanos (forthcoming).
Zaid N. Mahir is a current faculty member of the University of Baghdad (College of Languages), a professional translator, and a writer. His published translations include literary articles, critiques, book reviews, narrative, poetry, and two books. He reviewed and annotated (in English) Arabic books on folklore, popular literature, and oral tradition for the Center for Studies in Oral Tradition at the University of Missouri–Columbia, where he pursues graduate research toward a PhD in English Literature. He is also translating into English his Arabic war novel, The Way to Baghdad: Day 18 of the War. Among Mahir’s research interests are multiculturalism and cross-cultural influences on the literary text.
Sophia A. McClennen is associate professor of Comparative Literature, Spanish, and Women’s Studies at Pennsylvania State University–University Park, where she directs the graduate program in Comparative Literature. Her books include The Dialectics of Exile: Nation, Time Language and Space in Hispanic Literature (Purdue, 2004), Comparative Cultural Studies and Latin America edited with Earl E. Fitz (Purdue, 2004), Ariel Dorfman: An Aesthetics of Hope (forthcoming from Duke University Press, 2008), and Representing Humanity in an Age of Terror edited with Henry James Morello (forthcoming from Purdue, 2009). She has published a series of articles on the assaults on [End Page 254] higher education in journals such as Comparative American Studies, College Literature, Counterpunch, and Radical Teacher.
William Rasch is Professor and Chair of the Department of Germanic Studies, Indiana University. He is the author of Niklas Luhmann’s Modernity: The Paradoxes of Differentiation and Sovereignty and Its Discontents: On the Primacy of Conflict and the Structure of the Political; editor of Niklas Luhmann: Theories of Distinction: Redescribing the Descriptions of Modernity; coeditor (with Cary Wolfe) of Observing Complexity: Systems Theory and Postmodernity and (with Wilfried Wilms) of Bombs Away: Representing the Air War over Europe and Japan; and editor or coeditor of special issues of New German Critique, Cultural Critique, and South Atlantic Quarterly. Currently his work focuses on political and legal theory with special emphasis on Carl Schmitt.
E. San Juan Jr., directs the Philippines Cultural Studies Center in Storrs, Connecticut. He was recently a fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation Study Center at Bellagio, Italy, and Fulbright professor of American Studies at Leuven University, Belgium. He received his graduate degrees from Harvard University and has taught in many universities here and abroad, among them the University of the Philippines, University of Trento, Tsinghua University and Tamkang University in Taiwan, and Ateneo de Manila University. Among his recent books are Working Through the Contradictions (Bucknell University...