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Laura Briggs is head of the Department of Women's Studies at the University of Arizona and author of Reproducing Empire: Race, Sex, Science, and U.S. Imperialism in Puerto Rico. She is currently writing a history of transnational and transracial adoption and is coediting a volume with Diana Marre on intercountry adoption that draws together scholars from many nations.

Rachel Ida Buff teaches in the history department and the Comparative Ethnic Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She is editor of the collection Immigrant Rights in the Shadows of Citizenship (New York University Press, 2008).

Sarika Chandra is an assistant professor of English at Wayne State University. She teaches in the areas of globalization studies and contemporary American literary/cultural studies. Currently she is working on a book-length project that examines the convergence of concepts such as Americanization, travel, ethnicity and nationalism with theories of globalization.

Kornel Chang is an assistant professor of history and Asian American studies at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, and a postdoctoral fellow and visiting assistant professor of American studies and the Program in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration at Yale University. His current book project is a study of the U.S.-Canadian borderlands in the Pacific world, examining the transnational dynamics that gave rise to a regional world with shifting boundaries in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Sasha Costanza-Chock is a media activist and researcher who works on the political economy of communication, tactical media production, and the transnational movement for communication rights. He holds a BA from [End Page 865] Harvard University and an MA from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and is a PhD candidate at the University of Southern California. He lives in Los Angeles and is working to help grassroots immigrant rights organizations build stronger popular communication strategies.

Fatima El-Tayeb is an assistant professor for African American culture and film in the Department of Literature at UC San Diego. Originally from Germany, she was active in black, migrant, queer, and feminist organizing there and in the Netherlands. She is coauthor of the movie Everything Will Be Fine and cofounder of the Black European Studies Project. Her first book, Schwarze Deutsche, published in German in 2001, explored the relationship between race and national identity in early twentieth century Germany. She has published numerous articles on the interactions of race, gender, sexuality, and nation, and is coediting a special issue on black Europe for African and Black Diaspora. She works on a book on the racialization of migrants and minorities in contemporary Europe and the queering of ethnicity as a minoritarian counterstrategy. She is an Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellow and visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Adrián Félix is a doctoral candidate in politics and international relations at the University of Southern California. His dissertation research focuses on international migration, immigrant transnationalism, immigrant political mobilization, ethnicity and nationalism, and politics, identity, and culture in rural Mexico. Aside from his research on naturalization, Félix is working on a study of the transnational practice of repatriating the bodies of deceased Mexican migrants from the United States to their hometowns in Mexico.

Graham Finlay teaches the history of political thought, human rights, and international justice in the School of Politics and International Relations at University College Dublin.

David G. Gutiérrez is professor of history at the University of California, San Diego, where he has taught since 1990. Educated at the University of California, [End Page 866] Santa Barbara, and Stanford University, he has taught at the University of Utah, Stanford University, and the California Institute of Technology. He is author of Walls and Mirrors: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the Politics of Ethnicity (1995), and editor of Between Two Worlds: Mexican Immigrants in the United States (1996) and The Columbia History of Latinos in the United States since 1960 (2004). He is working on a book-length project titled Antinomies of the Nation: Citizens and Noncitizens in a Transnational Age.

Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo is professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Sociology at the University of Southern California. Her published research...


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