- Notes on Contributors
Rick Baldoz is Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of Hawaii. He is the author of The Third Asiatic Invasion: Empire and Migration in Filipino America, 1898-1946 (NYU Press 2010).
John R. Haddad currently teaches at Penn State Harrisburg as Associate Professor of American Studies and Literature. His book, Romance of China: Excursions to China in U.S. Culture, 1776-1876 (Columbia University Press, 2008), explores ways that Americans learned about and experienced China during the first century of the United States.
Shelley Sang-Hee Lee is Assistant Professor of History and Comparative American Studies at Oberlin College. Her book, Claiming the Oriental Gateway: Pre-war Seattle and Japanese America, is forthcoming from Temple University Press.
Jeffrey T. Manuel is an assistant professor in the Department of Historical Studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. In his research and public scholarship, he explores the politics of deindustrialization in the modern United States.
Carol Mattingly is Professor of English at the University of Louisville. Her publications related to temperance include Well-Tempered Women: Nineteenth-Century Temperance Rhetoric and Water Drops from Women Writers: A Temperance Reader. [End Page 4]
Bonnie M. Miller is Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. Her research explores the interdependence of visual and popular media, including political cartoons, theater, world's fairs, early cinema, and photography, in shaping domestic sentiment for war and imperialism in 1898. She has published in the Bulletin of Hispanic Studies and the Journal of American Studies and has a book under contract with the University of Massachusetts Press.
Jeffrey Montez de Oca's research focuses on the nexus of culture, politics, and economics in three primary areas: cold war athletics, American Indian boarding schools, and urban food security. He has published research and book reviews in American Studies, Signs, Journal of Historical Sociology, Gender & Society, and Contemporary Sociology. He currently teaches courses on media, culture, sport, and gender at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
Jeff Osborne is Associate Professor of English at Murray State University where he teaches early American literature.
Joy Porter is Associate Dean and Senior Lecturer within the School of Arts and Humanities at Swansea University, Wales, U.K. She is author of Native American Freemasonry (forthcoming, University of Nebraska Press), of To be Indian (University of Oklahoma Press, 2002), joint author of Competing Voices from Native America (Greenwood, 2009) editor of Place and Native American Indian History and Culture (Peter Lang, 2007) and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Native American Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2005).
Judith Smith is Professor of American Studies and Director of the American Studies MA Program at University of Massachusetts, Boston. She teaches and writes about film and media history, ethnicity and race, family and women's history. Her books include Visions of Belonging: Family Stories, Popular Culture, and Postwar Democracy, 1940-1960 (2004) and Family Connections: A History of Italian and Jewish Immigrant Lives in Providence, Rhode Island, 1900-1950 (1985); she is also a co-author of American Identities: An Introductory Textbook (2005) and of Evolution of American Urban Society (various editions 1987-2010).
Stacy Takacs is Associate Professor of American Studies at Oklahoma State University. She writes about the intersections of popular and political cultures in the contemporary United States and has published essays on the televisual mediation of topics ranging from the Drug War and immigration to the "New Economy" and the War on Terrorism in journals such as Cultural Critique, Spectator: Journal of Film and Television Criticism, Feminist Media Studies and Cultural Studies. She is [End Page 307] currently completing a book-length manuscript called Terror TV about the mediation of the War on Terrorism in U.S. entertainment programming.
Andrew Urban is currently working on a manuscript that focuses on Irish and Chinese domestic servants in the late-nineteenth century, and how the "Servant Question" in the United States informed American immigration policy. In the fall of 2010, he will begin as an ACLS New Faculty Fellow in American Studies and History at Rutgers University. [End Page 308]