Contributors
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Contributors

Hokulani K. Aikau

Hokulani K. Aikau is assistant professor of indigenous studies in the Department of Political Science at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. She writes and teaches in the fields of indigenous politics, contemporary Native Hawaiian politics, qualitative research methods, and feminist theory. She is working on a manuscript tentatively titled Negotiations of Faith: Mormonism, Identity, and Native Hawaiian Struggles for Self-Determination.

Ryan E. Burt

Ryan E. Burt is a lecturer in the Comparative History of Ideas Department and the Department of English at the University of Washington. His current book project examines early twentieth-century Lakota and Dakota autobiography in relation to the Dawes Act, the Indian New Deal, and the literary, ethnographic, and performative discourses producing "Indian expectations" in this era.

James H. Cox

James H. Cox is associate professor of English and the director of the Indigenous Studies Graduate Portfolio at the University of Texas at Austin and the coeditor of SAIL (Studies in American Indian Literatures). He is the author of Muting White Noise: Native American and European American Novel Traditions (2006, 2009) and is at work on a book titled Literary Revolutions: American Indian Writers and Indigenous Mexico.

Molly Geidel

Molly Geidel is a doctoral candidate in American studies at Boston University. She has published in the Journal of Popular Music Studies, the anthology New World Coming: The Sixties and the Shaping of Global Consciousness, and a translation in Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences. Her dissertation, Point of the Lance: Gender and Development in the 1960s Peace Corps, analyzes the Peace Corps and the discourses of modernization and heroic masculinity that the agency embodied and promoted in its iconic decade. [End Page 787]

Wen Jin

Wen Jin is assistant professor of English at Columbia University. Her research fields include Asian American literature, twentieth-century American literature, transpacific writings, and critical race and ethnicity theories. She has completed a book manuscript titled Bridging the Chasm: An Asian Americanist Critique of U.S. and Chinese Multiculturalisms, which studies fictional writings concerned with the racial and ethnic politics of the United States and China in the post–cold war era.

Jean J. Kim

Jean J. Kim is assistant professor of history at Dartmouth College. Her research interests include colonial and domestic intersections of race and empire, U.S. imperial medicine, and Asian American history. She is completing a book manuscript on U.S. imperialism and health care on Hawai'i's sugar plantations, with a concentration on the territorial period, titled Empire at the Crossroads of Modernity: Plantation Medicine and Hygienic Assimilation in Hawai'i, 1898–1948.

Paul Lai

Paul Lai teaches classes on Asian American literature, American imprisonment writing, and American literatures outside the continental United States. His current research project focuses on the sounds that articulate Asian American identities to political claims of racial difference and national belonging. His next project considers visual technologies of Native and Asian bodies in North America.

Danika Medak-Saltzman

Danika Medak-Saltzman is assistant professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her work seeks to illuminate Native peoples' roles as equal actors in unequal histories, and to nuance and complicate our understandings of Indigenous Studies, "America," and colonial interactions. Her current book project is tentatively titled Trading Colonial Knowledge, Reclaiming Indigenous Experience: Native Peoples, Visual Culture, and Colonial Projects in Japan and the United States, 1860–1904.

Glen M. Mimura

Glen M. Mimura is associate professor of film and media studies and Asian American studies, as well as associate dean of graduate study and research, [End Page 788] School of Humanities, at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Ghostlife of Third Cinema: Asian American Film and Video (University of Minnesota Press, 2009).

JoAnna Poblete-Cross

JoAnna Poblete-Cross is an assistant professor of history at the University of Wyoming. Her research focuses on issues of U.S. empire in locations including Hawai'i, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and American Sāmoa. She studies the impact of government structures and policies on the daily labor and migration experiences of people who have come under U.S. authority. Her first book manuscript is Neither...


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