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  • Contributors

Ned Blackhawk
Ned Blackhawk is professor of history and American studies at Yale University, where he teaches courses in American Indian studies. He is the author of Violence over the Land: Indians and Empires in the early American West (2006). His most recent articles have appeared in Ethnohistory, Journal of American History, American Quarterly, and Atlantic Studies.

David A. Davis
David A. Davis is assistant professor of English and southern studies at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. He has published more than a dozen essays on southern literature and culture, has edited a new edition of Victor Daly's novel Not Only War (University of Virginia Press, 2010), and is currently writing a book about World War I and southern modernism.

Jennifer Doyle
Jennifer Doyle is associate professor of English at University of California, Riverside, where she teaches American literature, gender studies, and visual studies. She is the author of Sex Objects: Art and the Dialectics of Desire (University of Minnesota Press, 2006).

Roderick A. Ferguson
Roderick A. Ferguson is associate professor of race and critical theory and chair of the Department of American Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He is the author of Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique and is completing a manuscript titled The Reorder of Things: On the Institutionalization of Difference.

Ilene Susan Fort
Ilene Susan Fort is the Gail and John Liebes Curator of American Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She is the author of numerous articles, exhibition catalogs, and books focusing on late-nineteenth- and early twentieth-century art. In the summer of 2010, her exhibition Mainly Pursuits: The Sporting Images of Thomas Eakins will open at the museum. She is compiling an anthology of writings about Eakins and sports. [End Page 403]

Kevin Gaines
Kevin Gaines is professor in the Department of History at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is the author of American Africans in Ghana: Black Expatriates in the Civil Rights Era (2006) and Uplifting the Race: Black Leadership, Politics, and Culture During the Twentieth Century (1996), winner of the John Hope Franklin Book Prize of the American Studies Association, 1997.

Michael J. Golec
Michael J. Golec is associate professor of the history of design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is the author of Brillo Box Archive: Aesthetics, Design, and Art (Dartmouth College Press, 2008) and, along with Aron Vinegar, coedited and contributed to Relearning from Las Vegas (University of Minnesota Press, 2009). During the academic year 2010-2011 he will be an Anschutz Distinguished Fellow in American studies at Princeton University.

Wendy Gonaver
Wendy Gonaver is an instructor at Soka University of America and a PhD candidate in American studies at the College of William and Mary. Her research and teaching interests include women's studies, African American studies, religious radicalism, and history of medicine. She is completing a dissertation titled "The Peculiar Institution: Gender, Race, and Religion in the Making of Modern Psychiatry, 1842-1932."

Rich Heyman
Rich Heyman teaches in the Department of Geography and the Environment at the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to cultural geography, his research interests include urban social movements, public space, the history of geographical thought, and critical pedagogy.

Matthew Frye Jacobson
Matthew Frye Jacobson is chair of the American studies program at Yale. His books include Barbarian Virtues: The United States Encounters Foreign Peoples at Home and Abroad, 1876-1917 and Roots Too: White Ethnic Revival in Post-Civil Rights America. He is at work on Odetta's Voice and Other Weapons: The Civil Rights Era as Cultural History as well as a multimedia documentary project, Our Better History: Voices and Images from Obama's America. [End Page 404]

Priya Kandaswamy
Priya Kandaswamy is assistant professor of women's studies at Mills College. She is working on a book manuscript titled Domestic Contradictions: Forced Labor and Sexual Citizenship from Reconstruction to Workfare that looks comparatively at the U.S. welfare state's efforts to regulate the labor and sexuality of women of color.

Melani McAlister
Melani McAlister is associate professor of American studies, international affairs, and media and public affairs at George...


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