L. Todd Duncan teaches in the departments of English and Africana studies at Wayne State University. He is currently working on an oral history project, “Oldtimers: The Brewsters and Detroit,” which initiated Detroit Voices: Race and Labor Activists, a book of interviews and analyses, written in collaboration with Elizabeth Bates and Kathryne V. Lindberg.
Brent Hayes Edwards is an assistant professor in the English department at Rutgers University. His book The Practice of Diaspora is forthcoming from Harvard University Press.
Andrea Fraser is a New York–based artist whose work is identified with Institutional Critique. Since 1984 she has produced performances, videos, installations, and publications in association with museums and foundations throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America. Currently she is working on a collection of her essays and scripts.
Kevin Gaines teaches in the history department and the Center for Afro-American and African Studies at the University of Michigan. He is writing a book on African American and West Indian expatriates in Ghana and the intersection between the U.S. black freedom movement, the decolonization of Africa, and the Cold War.
Kathryne V. Lindberg teaches English and Africana studies at Wayne State University in Detroit. She is the author of Reading Pound Reading: Modernism after Nietzsche (Oxford University Press, 1987). Her book From Claude McKay to Huey Newton: Black Revolutionary Letters, begun on fellowship at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, is forthcoming from Princeton University Press.
Anna Marie Smith is an associate professor of lesbian, gay, and bisexual studies, feminist theory, and political theory at Cornell University. She is the author of New Right Discourse on Race and Sexuality: Britain, 1968–1990 (Cambridge University Press, 1994) and Laclau and Mouffe: The Radical Democratic Imaginary (Routledge, 1998).
Alys Eve Weinbaum is an assistant professor of English at the University of Washington, Seattle. The manuscript of her current book project is titled “Originations: Genealogies of Race and Reproduction in Transatlantic Modern Thought.” She also is coediting, with Susan Gillman, an anthology on W. E. B. Du Bois and feminism.