Arif Dirlik is Knight Professor of Social Science and professor of history and cultural anthropology at the University of Oregon, as well as professor of history and cultural anthropology at Duke University. He is author of Postmodernity's Histories (2000), and has edited Chinese on the American Frontier (2001), Places and Politics in an Age of Globalization (with Roxann Prazniak, 2001), History After the Three Worlds (with Vinay Bahl and Peter Gran, 2000), and Postmodernism and China (with Xudong Zhang, 2000).
Henry A. Giroux is the Waterbury Chair Professor of Education and Cultural Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. He is author of several books on education, youth, and cultural studies. His most recent books include Public Spaces, Private Lives: Beyond the Culture of Cynicism (2001) and Breaking into the Movies: Film and the Culture of Politics (forthcoming).
Anthony Grafton teaches European history at Princeton University. His books include Joseph Scaliger (1983-93), The Footnote: A Curious History (1997), and Leon Battista Alberti (2000).
Ronald A. T. Judy is professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh and a member of the boundary 2 editorial collective. He is editor of boundary 2's special issue Sociology Hesitant: Thinking with W. E. B. Du Bois (vol. 27, no. 3 [fall 2000]).
Faye Kicknosway (aka Morgan Blair) has taught creative writing and literature in the English department at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa since moving there from San Francisco and Detroit. She has received various awards for her work, including the National Endowment for the Arts for poetry, the PEN fiction award, and she was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Who Shall Know Them? published by Viking Press in 1985. She is at work on several long poems and chapbooks, and the Web journal Frigate will feature her work in a forthcoming "transpacific" issue.
Colin MacCabe is professor of English and film at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Exeter. His most recent books are The Eloquence of the Vulgar: [End Page 225] Cinema, Language, and Politics and Performance. His most recent productions are The American Nightmare (dir. Adam Simon) and The Spectre of Hope (dir. Paul Carlin).
William V. Spanos teaches at SUNY-Binghamton and is the founding editor of boundary 2. He is author of several books and many essays on postmodernism and contemporary theory, his most recent being America's Shadow: An Anatomy of Empire (2000). He is now working on a memoir about his relationship to his Greek heritage.
Jenaro Talens is professor of Hispanic and comparative literature at the University of Geneva, and professor of communication and film at the University of València. He has authored fifteen books of poetry and translated Shakespeare, Beckett, Pound, Stevens, Hölderlin, Rilke, Trakl, Novalis, Brecht, Bonnefoy, and Jabès, among others, into Spanish. His more recent books are El sujeto vacío: Cultura y poesía en territorio Babel, a collection of essays (2000), and Profundidad de campo, a collection of poetry (2001).
Rob Wilson is professor of transnational/postcolonial literatures at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is author of Reimagining the American Pacific (2000) and American Sublime (1991), and coeditor of various collections of cultural criticism, including Inside Out (1999) and Asia/Pacific as Space of Cultural Production (1995). [End Page 226]