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Joseph S. Alter teaches anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of Asian Medicine and Globalization (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); Gandhi's Body: Sex, Diet, and the Politics of Nationalism (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000); and Yoga in Modern India: The Body between Philosophy and Science (Princeton University Press, 2004). He is working on a series of articles on the philosophy of ecology and the relationship between human and nonhuman animals.

Gregory A. Barton is an associate lecturer at Macquarie University, in Sydney, Australia. He is the author of Empire Forestry and the Origins of Environmentalism (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and Lord Palmerston and the Empire of Trade (Longman, 2009). He is currently working on a book on British and American informal empire.

Rebecca M. Brown is a visiting associate professor in the history of art at Johns Hopkins University and researches colonial and postindependence South Asian visual culture and politics. Her publications include Art for a Modern India, 1947–1980 (Duke University Press, 2009), Asian Art (coedited with Deborah S. Hutton, Blackwell, 2006), and articles in Res, Archives of Asian Art, Journal of Urban History, Screen, South Asian Studies, and Journal of Asian Studies.

Shanna Dietz Surendra is a doctoral candidate at Indiana University. As a research fellow with the American Institute of Indian Studies, she is currently in India conducting research on the relationships between economic globalization and communal identity.

Aptin Khanbaghi is a senior researcher and team leader for the MCA Project (Muslim Civilisations Abstracts) at Aga Khan University. He received his doctorate from Cambridge University in Iranian studies. His areas of academic interest include religious minorities in West Asia and cultural diversity in the Muslim world. He is the author of The Fire, the Star, and the Cross: Minority Religions in Medieval and Early Modern Iran (I. B. Tauris, 2006).

Rinku Lamba is assistant professor of political science at Jawaharlal Nehru University. She obtained a PhD in political science from the University of Toronto in 2008. For the year 2007–8 she held a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellowship at the European University Institute.

Manijeh Mannani is an assistant professor of English and comparative literature at Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada. She is the author of Divine Deviants: The Dialects of Devotion in the Poetry of Donne and Rumi (Peter Lang, 2007) and the editor of the book series Mingling Voices with Athabasca University Press.

Laetitia Nanquette is a PhD candidate in the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She holds a BA in philosophy from Sorbonne University, Paris, and an MA in Near and Middle Eastern studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies. Her doctoral dissertation analyzes the respective representations of France and Iran through their contemporary literatures (post-1970s), within the frameworks of orientalism and occidentalism.

Claire Norton is a lecturer in history at St. Mary's University College, London. Her research and teaching interests are in Ottoman and Islamic history. She is the editor of Nationalism, Historiography, and the (Re)Construction of the Past (New Academia Press, 2007) and is currently coediting Cultural Encounters: The Renaissance and the Ottoman World (Periscope, forthcoming) and writing a book on historiography called "Doing History" with Mark Donnelly.

Kamal Sadiq is an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine, and author of Paper Citizens: How Illegal Immigrants Become Citizens in Developing Countries (Oxford University Press, 2009). [End Page 351]

Brian Silverstein is assistant professor of anthropology and Near Eastern studies at the University of Arizona and during 2007–8 was a Fulbright-Hays visiting scholar at Sabanci University in Istanbul. His publications have appeared in Cultural Anthropology, Comparative Studies in Society and History, and Anthropological Quarterly. He is currently completing a book on Islam and modernity in Turkey.

Babli Sinha is an assistant professor of English at Kalamazoo College. She is currently writing a book, "Entertaining the Raj: Cinema and the Cultural Intersections of the United States, Britain, and India in the Early Twentieth Century."

Paul Tiyambe Zeleza is the Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor and head of the Department of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has...


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