Muneer Ahmad is an assistant professor of law at American University Washington College of Law. He was previously a staff attorney at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center in Los Angeles, where his work focused on legal and organizing strategies for Asian and Latina/o garment workers in Los Angeles sweatshops. He has also been an active member of the South Asian Network in Artesia, California.
Meena Alexander was born in India and raised in North Africa and England. She is Distinguished Professor of English and Women’s Studies at Hunter College, New York, and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her poems and prose works, which have been widely anthologized and translated, include the memoir Fault Lines (The Feminist Press at the City University of New York) and The Shock of Arrival: Reflections on Postcolonial Experience (South End). Her new book of poems, Illiterate Heart (Northwestern University Press), is winner of the 2002 Pen Open Book Award. She is currently at work on a commission from the Royal Festival Hall, London, to compose a poem on New York City for Poetry International 2002.
Lopamudra Basu grew up in Calcutta and attended the University of Delhi in India. She is a doctoral candidate in English at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is working on a dissertation on “The Postcolonial Migrant Intellectual,” examining South Asian and African novels as reflections of, and engagements in, critical debates in postcolonial societies.
Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley. She is the author of several books and numerous articles on philosophy and feminist and queer theory. Her most recent book is Antigone’s Claim: Kinship between Life and Death (Columbia University Press).
Zillah Eisenstein is a feminist author and professor at Ithaca College. Her most recent books include Hatreds (Routledge), Global Obscenities (New York University Press), and Manmade Breast Cancers (Cornell University Press). She presently works with feminists in Cairo, Egypt; Accra, Ghana; and Mumbai and Hyderabad in India on antiglobalization politics.
Stefano Harney teaches sociology at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island, and is author of State Work: Public Administration and Mass Intellectuality (Duke University Press).
Randy Martin is a professor of Art and Public Policy and Associate Dean of Faculty and Interdisciplinary Programs at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. His latest book is Financialization of Daily Life (Temple University Press).
Rosalind C. Morris is an associate professor of anthropology and director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Columbia University. Her writings on gender, the media, and modernity in Southeast Asia have appeared in positions, Public Culture, Social Text, and differences, among other venues. Her most recent book is In the Place of Origins: Modernity and Its Mediums in Northern Thailand (Duke University Press).
Fred Moten is an assistant professor of performance studies at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. He has published articles on black performance, literature, and film. His book In the Break: The Political Erotics of the Black Avante-Garde is forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press.
Sandrine Nicoletta studied fine arts in Bologna, later studying abroad with the Erasmus program in France and the Ratti Foundation in Italy.Her work includes interventions in public arts and in private galleries in Italy, France, Korea, Croatia, and the United States. In Italy she is represented by the Neon Gallery and by the Maze Gallery. Her work is also exhibited as part of a permanent installation at the Orum Art Institute in Jeju, Korea. Recently, she held a residency at the World Trade Center in New York.
Yigal Nizri is an interdisciplinary artist whose work includes installation, photography, design, and performance. His projects explore issues of dislocation, immigration, and belonging. In fall–winter 2000–2001, Nizri participated in World Views, a studio residency program in the World Trade Center sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. He lives in New York City.
Jasbir K. Puar is an assistant professor of women’s studies and geography at Rutgers University. Her recent publications include “Global Circuits: Transnational Sexualities and Trinidad,” Signs 26...