Idelber Avelar is associate professor of Latin American literature and critical theory at Tulane University. He is the author of The Untimely Present: Postdictatorial Latin American Fiction and the Task of Mourning (Duke University Press, 1999). His articles have appeared in Substance, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Studies in 20th-Century Literature, MLN, Modern Fiction Studies, and Revista de Crítica Cultural. He has been a Rockefeller resident fellow in Chile, and he is currently working on a genealogy of Latin Americanism.
Jonathan L. Beller is J. Paul Getty Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Art and Humanities and resident scholar at the Center for Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz.
John Beverley is professor of Hispanic and Latin American literatures and cultural studies at the University of Pittsburgh. His most recent book, Subalternity and Representation: Arguments in Cultural Theory, is forthcoming from Duke University Press. He is currently working on a book about Miami. He was a founding member of Democratic Socialists of America.
Wendy Brown is professor of legal studies and women’s studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her most recent book is States of Injury: Power and Freedom in Late Modernity (1995). She is currently completing a book provisionally titled Liberalism Out of History.
Pheng Cheah teaches in the Rhetoric Department at the University of California at Berkeley and in the English Department at Northwestern University. He has recently coedited Cosmopolitics: Thinking and Feeling beyond the Nation (1998), as well as a special issue of Diacritics on Irigaray and the political future of sexual difference. He is currently working on two book projects: Spectral Nationality, and a collection of essays on global financialization and the inhuman.
Terry Cochran currently teaches in the Department of Comparative Literature at the Université de Montréal. In the publishing sector, he has been editorial director at the University of Minnesota Press and director of Wesleyan University Press. He is the author of La cultura contra el estado (1996) and The Worldview of Modernity: Figures of Thought in the Age of Print Culture (forthcoming).
Christopher L. Connery teaches world literature and cultural studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he is codirector of the Center for Cultural Studies. He is the author of Empire of the Text: Writing and Authority in Early Imperial China (1998) and of several articles on the Pacific Rim and the geo-mythology of capitalism.
William E. Connolly teaches political theory at Johns Hopkins University, where he is professor of political science and chair of the department. His most recent books are The Ethos of Pluralization (1995) and Why I Am Not a Secularist (1999).
Thomas L. Dumm teaches at Amherst College. He is a founder and currently coeditor of Theory & Event, an online journal of political theory. He is the author of several books, including, most recently, A Politics of the Ordinary (1999).
Wahneema Lubiano teaches in the Literature Program and the African and African-American Studies Program at Duke University. She is editor of The House That Race Built: Black Americans, U.S. Terrain (1997), and the forthcoming Like Being Mugged by a Metaphor: “Deep Cover” and Other Fictions of Black American Life and Messing with the Machine: Black American Narrative and Politics.
Donald E. Pease is Avalon Foundation Chair of the Humanities at Dartmouth College. He is the founding director of the Futures of American Studies Institute at Dartmouth College, the author of Visionary Compacts: American Renaissance Writings in Cultural Context (1987), the editor of the series New Americanists (Duke University Press), and the editor of seven volumes on American Studies, including Americas Abroad (1999).
Bruce Robbins is professor of English and comparative literature at Rutgers University, coeditor of Social Text, and an advisory editor of boundary 2. His most recent publications are Feeling Global: Internationalism in Distress (1999) and Cosmopolitics: Thinking and Feeling beyond the Nation (1998), coedited with Pheng Cheah.
Robyn Wiegman is director of Women’s Studies and associate professor of women’s studies and English at the University of California, Irvine. She has published American Anatomies: Theorizing Race and Gender (Duke University Press, 1995) and three edited collections: Who Can Speak? Authority and Critical Identity (1995), Feminism beside Itself (1995), and AIDS and the National Body: Writings by Thomas Yingling (Duke University Press, 1997). She is currently completing a manuscript on feminist knowledge formations and the university called Feminism after the Disciplines.