Mohammed A. Bamyeh teaches comparative civilizations and political theory at New York University. His most recent publications include The Social Origins of Islam (University of Minnesota Press, 1999) and The Ends of Globalization (forthcoming), from which his essay in this issue is excerpted. He edits Passages: Journal of Transnational and Transcultural Studies.
Janet L. Finn is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology and School of Social Work at the University of Michigan. She is the author of Tracing the Veins: Copper, Culture, and Community from Butte to Chuquicamata (University of California Press, 1998).
Andy Merrifield teaches in the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University. He is undertaking research on U.S. urbanization and the labor movement and has recently finished a book-length manuscript titled “Dialectical Urbanism.”
Paula Rabinowitz is a professor of English at the University of Minnesota and the author of They Must Be Represented: The Politics of Documentary (Verso, 1994). She is working on a book-length manuscript titled “Black & White & Noir: Pulping Twentieth-Century American Politics,” which will be published by Columbia University Press.
Sanford F. Schram teaches social theory and social policy in the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College. He is the author of After Welfare: The Culture of Postindustrial Social Policy (New York University Press, 1999) and Words of Welfare: The Poverty of Social Science and the Social Science of Poverty (University of Minnesota Press, 1995), which won the Michael Harrington Award from the American Political Science Association.
Lynne Segal is a professor of psychology and gender studies at Birkbeck College, London University. Her publications include Slow Motion: Changing Masculinities, Changing Men (Rutgers University Press, 1990); Straight Sex: The Politics of Pleasure (California University Press, 1994); and Why Feminism? (Columbia University Press, forthcoming).
Eric Tang is a doctoral candidate in the American studies program at New York University. He is an organizer with the Committee against Anti-Asian Violence (CAAAV).
Lyne Underwood is enjoying life, language, and culture in New Mexico, where she is pursuing a career in bilingual education.