Monica Chiu is an Associate Professor of English at the University of New Hampshire. She is the author of Filthy Fictions: Asian American Literature by Women (2004) and has published essays in journals such as Mosaic; LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory; MELUS; The Journal of American Studies; and Hmong Studies Journal. She is currently finishing an edited collection on Asian Americans in New England.
Xuanning Fu is a Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology of California State University, Fresno. Fu's research areas include family demography, racial relations, and intermarriage. He has published extensively on intermarriage, and his recent publications have focused on multi-generational assimilation through intermarriage among Hispanic immigrants.
Melanie E. Hatfield is a graduate student of Sociology in the department of Sociology, California State University, Bakersfield. Hatfield has worked extensively with Dr. Xuanning Fu in a number of research projects, including two co-authored articles on intermarriage and stratification by education.
Jodi Kim is an Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, and affiliated with Media and Cultural Studies and Women's Studies, at the University of California, Riverside. She is currently completing a book manuscript entitled Ends of Empire: Asian American Critique and Cold War Compositions. Her book offers a critique of American empire in Asia – and reframes the Cold War as at once a geopolitical, cultural, and epistemological project of gendered racial formation and imperialism undergirding U.S. global capitalism – through an interdisciplinary analysis of Asian American cultural forms and their critical intersections with Cold War geopolitics and logics.
Diditi Mitra is an Assistant Professor at Brookdale Community College. She earned her doctoral degree in Sociology from Temple University. Her research [End Page 383] interests are in the areas of social stratification and race and ethnic relations. She is currently developing her work on the Punjabi immigrant experience into a book manuscript.
Jun Okada is Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies at State University of New York, Geneseo. She has published articles and reviews in Film Quarterly, The Velvet Light Trap, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, and Cinema Journal. Currently, she is working on her book manuscript, History and Memory: Asian American Film and Video and Institutional Context.
Thy Phu is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of Western Ontario, where she teaches courses in cultural studies. Her research focuses on intersections between literature and photography, as well as photography's role in race formation. Recent publications include articles in Essays on Canadian Writing, Mosaic, a special issue on the theme of "Circulation" in The History of Photography, as well as forthcoming essays on Chinatown photography and constructions of civilization and civility in Genre, and Richard Wright's collaborative projects in Callaloo.
Chiou-Ling Yeh is an Assistant Professor at San Diego State University. She is the author of Making an American Festival: Chinese New Year in San Francisco's Chinatown, which is forthcoming with the University of California Press in fall 2008. Her publications also have appeared in American Quarterly, The Chinese in America (2002), and Culture and Belonging (2008). She is currently working on two projects: one is on race, motherhood and cold war America and the other one is on U.S. cultural propaganda on China. [End Page 384]