Notes on Contributors
Bridget R. Cooks, Assistant Professor of art history and African American studies at the University of California, Irvine, has worked at the National Gallery of Art, the Oakland Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Recent publications have appeared in The International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, Patterns of Prejudice, Exposure, Pedagogy, and African American Review. In 2000 she received a Henry Luce Foundation Dissertation Fellowship in American art. She is currently writing a book manuscript tentatively titled, "Exhibiting Blackness: Exhibitions of African American Culture in American Museums."
Franya J. Berkman, an Assistant Professor of Music at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, teaches courses in world music, jazz history, and music of Latin America and the Caribbean. She received her PhD in Ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University in 2004, and recently completed her book manuscript, "Divine Songs: The Music of Alice Coltrane."
Ted Hovet Jr. is an Associate Professor of English at Western Kentucky University. He regularly teaches American studies, film studies, and composition. His research interests include transatlantic American studies, pedagogy, and early cinema. He is also a faculty advisor for the Convergence Culture Consortium, http://www.convergenceculture.org/.
William Graebner is Professor Emeritus, State University of New York at Fredonia. His books include Coming of Age in Buffalo: Youth and Authority in the Postwar Era (1990) and The Age of Doubt: American Thought and Culture in the 1940s (1991). Patty's Got a Gun: Patricia Hearst in 1970s America will be published this fall by the University of Chicago Press.
Matthew J. Pethers is a lecturer in American literature and culture at the University of Nottingham, UK. He has published essays in Symbiosis and Early American Literature, and is currently completing a book-length project on the relationship between antebellum culture and theories of knowledge and work, provisionally titled "'This Small Herculean Labor': Disciplinarity, Professionalism, and the Invention of American Literature, 1776–1860."