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Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert

Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert is enrolled with the Hopi Tribe from the village of Upper Moencopi in northeastern Arizona. He is an assistant professor of American Indian studies and history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to publishing a forthcoming book titled Education beyond the Mesas: Hopi Students at Sherman Institute, 1902–1929 (University of Nebraska Press, 2010), he is working on a manuscript that examines Hopi long-distance runners and the American sport republic.

Kari Hensley

Kari Hensley is a doctoral candidate at New York University in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. She holds a master's degree in that program as well as an undergraduate degree in the history of art from the University of California, Berkeley. Her interests broadly include visual culture, urbanism, consumer culture, and labor. She is writing a dissertation on the resurgence of craftwork and preindustrial aesthetics in small businesses in Brooklyn, New York, examining the role of nostalgia in such establishments.

Elizabeth Horan

Elizabeth Horan teaches courses in transnational and hemispheric American literatures at Arizona State University, where she is a professor of English and transborder Chicano Latino studies. Her most recent book, coedited with Doris Meyer, is Esta América Nuestra: Gabriela Mistral and Victoria Ocampo 1926–1957 (Editorial Cuenco de Plata, 2007). She is completing a biography of Gabriela Mistral, the first Nobel Laureate in Literature from Latin America.

Bakirathi Mani

Bakirathi Mani is associate professor of Asian American and postcolonial studies in the Department of English Literature at Swarthmore College. She has published essays on South Asian diasporas, gender, and neoliberalism in the journals Diaspora, Positions, and The Subcontinental. She is completing a manuscript on the production and consumption of South Asian subjectivities [End Page 191] in the United States, and is beginning a second research project on the transnational circulation of South Asian visual and exhibition cultures.

Julia Mickenberg

Julia Mickenberg is associate professor of American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Learning from the Left: Children's Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States (Oxford University Press, 2006) and coeditor, with Philip Nel, of Tales for Little Rebels: A Collection of Radical Children's Literature (New York University Press, 2008) and, with Lynn Vallone, of the Oxford Handbook of Children's Literature (forthcoming, 2010). She is currently working on a book about Russia in the U.S. feminist imagination, 1905–1945.

Jonathan Nashel

Jonathan Nashel is an associate professor of history at Indiana University, South Bend. He is the author of Edward Lansdale's Cold War (University of Massachusetts Press, 2005). He is currently writing a cultural history of the CIA.

Benjamin Piekut

Benjamin Piekut earned his PhD in historical musicology from Columbia University in 2008. He is lecturer in music at the University of Southampton, where he teaches jazz and pop history. His book Experimentalism Otherwise, on the New York avant-garde in the 1960s, is under contract with the University of California Press. With Jason Stanyek, he is writing a book on the technology of posthumous duets.

Myisha Priest

Myisha Priest is an assistant professor at NYU's Gallatin School.

Benjamin Reiss

Benjamin Reiss is professor and director of graduate studies in English at Emory University. He is the author of The Showman and the Slave: Race, Death, and Memory in Barnum's America (2001; repr. Harvard University Press, 2010) and Theaters of Madness: Insane Asylums and Nineteenth-Century American Culture (University of Chicago Press, 2008). Along with Leonard Cassuto and Clare Eby, he is an editor of the Cambridge History of the American Novel (2010), and he is at work on a cultural and intellectual history of sleep. [End Page 192]

Mark Rice

Mark Rice is associate professor and chair of American studies at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. His first book, Through the Lens of the City: NEA Photography Surveys of the 1970s, was published in 2005 by the University Press of Mississippi. He is working on an extended research project examining the photography of Dean Conant Worcester. He also maintains the blog "Ranking America" ( [End...


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