Georgiana Banita is Associate Professor of literature and media studies at the University of Bamberg, Germany. Her publications and research interests are situated in the field of transnational American Studies with a particular focus on post-9/11 literary culture. She is currently completing a monograph on the ethics of narrative in post-9/11 fiction, and preparing an edited volume provisionally entitled Global Narrative and Human Rights.
James Edward Ford III is a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Africana Studies Department at the University of Notre Dame. He is currently working on a book project, "Thinking through Crisis: Depression-era African American Literature, History, and Politics."
David K. Hecht is Assistant Professor of History at Bowdoin College. His research focuses on cultural attitudes toward science and scientists, and he is currently working on a book on the public image of Robert Oppenheimer.
Michael Keren is Professor of Political Science and Canada Research Chair in Communication, Culture and Civil Society at the University of Calgary. He is the author of numerous books and essays on political communication, political culture, life writing, and new media, including Blogosphere: The New Political Arena (Lexington, 2006).
David Lowe is Director of the Alfred Deakin Research Institute at Deakin University. He has published on the history of Australia's involvement in international affairs, and is currently researching the uses of history by Australian politicians. His biographical study of former Australian Foreign Minister Sir Percy Spender, Australian Between Empires, was published in April 2010 by Pickering and Chatto.
Joseph Maslen is a member of the Social Movement Research Group in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester. He is co-editor of Perspectives on Conflict (2006) and Authentic Artifice: Cultures of the Real (2007), both published by the European Studies Research Institute at the University of Salford.
David McCooey is the author of the prize-winning Artful Histories: Modern Australian Autobiography (Cambridge UP, 1996, 2009), the chapter on "Auto biography" in The Cambridge History of Australian Literature (2009), [End Page 306] and numerous other book chapters, essays, and reviews on life writing. In 2004 he guest-edited an issue of the journal Life Writing on "Life Writing and the Public Sphere." He is the Deputy General Editor of The Literature of Australia (Norton, 2009), and is Associate Professor in Literary Studies at Deakin University in Victoria.
Christi Merrill is Associate Professor of South Asian literature and postcolonial theory at the University of Michigan. Her book Riddles of Belonging: India in Translation and Other Tales of Possession was published in 2009 by Fordham University Press.
Glenn Mitoma is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Foundations of Humanitarianism Program at the University of Connecticut's Human Rights Institute.
Dawn Morais is the CEO of Loomis-ISC, a thirty-year old Honolulu-based communications agency that today has a special focus on issue advocacy. She earned her PhD from the University of Hawai'i in 2008. Her dissertation examined Malaysian identity and nationalism as seen in the life writing of colonial residents, immigrants, and natives.
So Young Park teaches courses in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British literature and culture at Gustavus Adolphus College. She has published articles on George Eliot's fiction and on the lyric poetry of Keats, Tennyson, and Cavafy. "Transnational Adoption, Hallyu, and the Politics of Korean Popular Culture" reflects her interest in contemporary Korean culture.
Julie Rak is Associate Professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. She is the author of Negotiated Memory: Doukhobor Autobiographical Discourse (U of British Columbia P, 2004), and the editor of Auto/Biography in Canada: Critical Directions (Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2005). With Jeremy Popkin, she edited a collection of translations of Philippe Lejeune's works, On Diary (U of Hawai'i P, 2009), and with Andrew Gow, she edited Mountain Masculinity: The Life and Writings of Nello "Tex" Vernon Wood in the Canadian Rockies, 1911–1938 (Athabasca UP, 2008). She is completing a book titled Industrial Identity: Memoir and Biography for Mass Markets for Wilfried Laurier University Press.
Sidonie Smith is Martha Guernsey Colby Collegiate Professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan...