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Biman Basu is Assistant Professor of English at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. He is writing a book tentatively titled The Political Economy and Economies of Desire in African American Literature and is the author of several articles, including "Public and Private Discourses and the Black Female Subject: Gayl Jones' Eva's Man" (Callaloo, 1996); "The Black Voice and the Language of the Text: Tony Morrison's Sula" (College Literature, 1996); and "Allegories of the Transnational Intellectual: Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions" (Ariel, 1997).

Jonathan Boyarin is an anthropologist and attorney living in New York City. He writes on Yiddish culture, Jewish critical theory, and the politics of memory and diaspora. He is the author of many articles and of Polish Jews in Paris: The Ethnography of Memory (Indiana UP, 1991); Storm from Paradise: The Politics of Jewish Memory (U of Minnesota P, 1992); Palestine and Jewish History: Criticism at the Borders of Ethnography (U of Minnesota P, 1996); and Thinking in Jewish (U of Chicago P, 1996). He is the co-author, with Daniel Boyarin, of the forthcoming Powers of Diaspora (U of Minnesota P); the editor of Re-mapping Memory: The Politics of Timespace (U of Minnesota P, 1994); and the co-editor, with Daniel Boyarin, of Jews and Other Differences: The New Jewish Cultural Studies (U of Minnesota P, 1997).

Timothy Brennan is Professor of Comparative Literature and English at the University of Minnesota and Director of its Humanities Institute. He is the author of At Home in the World: Cosmopolitanism Now (Harvard UP, 1997) and Salman Rushdie and the Third World (Macmillan, 1989), and the editor and co-translator of Alejo Carpentier's La música en Cuba (U of Minnesota P, 2001). He has edited special issues of The Literary Review ("The Writings of Black Britain," Fall 1990) and of Modern Fiction Studies ("Narratives of Colonial Resistance," Spring 1989). Over fifty of his articles, book chapters, introductions, and reviews have appeared, among them "World Music Does Not Exist" (Discourse, 2001); "Cosmopolitanism and Internationalism" (New Left Review, 2001); "The Illusion of a Future: Orientalism as Traveling Theory" (Critical Inquiry, 2000); and "The Empire's New Clothes" (Critical Inquiry, 2002).

Kim Butler is Associate Professor of Africana Studies and History at Rutgers University. She is the author of Freedoms Given, Freedoms Won: Afro-Brazilians in Post-Abolition Säo Paulo and Salvador (Rutgers UP, 1998), which won both the Wesley-Logan Prize for African Diaspora History conferred by the American Historical Association and the Letitia Woods Brown Prize of the Association of Black Women Historians. She has also published a dozen articles and reviews, among them the forthcoming "Garveyism in Brazil"; "Africa in the Reinvention of Nineteenth Century Afro-Bahian Identity" (Slavery and Abolition, 2001); and "From Black History to Diasporan History: Brazilian Abolition in Afro-Atlantic Context" in Comparative History of Black People in Diaspora, edited by D.C. Hine (Indiana UP, 1999).

José Itzigsohn is Associate Professor of Sociology at Brown University. He is the author of Developing Poverty: The State, Labor Market Deregulation, and the Informal Economy in Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic (Penn State UP) and of articles such as the forthcoming "Dependency and Beyond: Elements for an Analysis of Social Change in Latin America" (Radical Philosophy Review); "World Systems and Institutional Analysis: Tensions and Complementarities" (Review: The Journal of the Fernand Braudel Center, 2001); and "Immigration and the Boundaries of Citizenship: The Institutions of Immigrants' Political Transnationalism" (International Migration Review, 2000). He has also co-authored "Competing Identities: Race, Ethnicity and Pan-Ethnicity among Dominicans in the US" (Sociological Forum, 2001).

Zeynep Kilic is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at Arizona State University in Tempe, where she is working on a dissertation about citizenship, questions of belonging, and immigrant loyalties in the era of transnationalism. She has published essays on Turkish women, and on dual citizenship, in Turkish journals. She is also the author of a forthcoming review essay on human rights and the co-author of another forthcoming article on citizenship in the European Union.

Pål Kolstø is Professor in charge of Russian and East European Studies at the University...


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