Tess Chakkalakal is assistant professor of Africana studies and English at Bowdoin College. Her book Novel Bondage: Slavery, Marriage, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century America is forthcoming from the University of Illinois Press. She is coeditor of the Critical Edition of the Novels of Sutton E. Griggs, forthcoming from West Virginia University Press. Her essays on early African American literature have appeared in the journals Studies in American Fiction, South Atlantic Quarterly, and the Review of Black Political Economy.
Manuel Criollo received his BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His work focuses on grassroots leadership development and organizer mentoring. He is lead organizer of the Community Rights Campaign and longtime organizer of the Bus Riders Union, a cohost of the Voices from the Frontlines radio show, and a liaison with regional elected officials, including the LA mayor and County Board of Supervisors. Currently, he is a staff member at the Labor/Community Strategy Center in Los Angeles.
Jon Davies is a writer and curator based in Toronto. His writing has appeared in many magazines and academic journals, and he has also authored book chapters on filmmaker Todd Haynes and artists Candice Breitz, Luis Jacob, and Daniel Barrow. He has curated numerous film and video screenings, as well as the retrospective People Like Us: The Gossip of Colin Campbell, which is currently touring Canada. He also recently curated Ryan Trecartin: Any Ever with Helena Reckitt for The Power Plant contemporary art gallery, where he is the assistant curator.
José I. Fusté is a PhD candidate in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego.
Katherine A. Grandjean is assistant professor of history at Wellesley College. Her research interests include early modern travel and communications, [End Page 1013] cultural encounter, and the history of violence and terror. Her work has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, and the Charles Warren Center for American History. She is currently at work on a book exploring Native American and English colonial communications in the seventeenth century, titled Reckoning: The Communications Frontier in Early New England.
Hua Hsu teaches in the English department at Vassar College. He is currently completing a manuscript on American images of the transpacific in the first half of the twentieth century. His work has appeared in the Atlantic (for whom he blogs), Bookforum, the New York Times, Slate, and The Wire (for whom he writes a column). He served on the editorial board of A New Literary History of America.
David Lloyd is professor of English at the University of Southern California and is the author of Nationalism and Minor Literature (1987), Anomalous States (1993), Ireland After History (1999), and Irish Times: Temporalities of Irish Modernity (2008). He recently completed Irish Culture and Colonial Modernity (Cambridge University Press) and is working on aesthetics, race, and representation. His copublished books include The Politics of Culture in the Shadow of Capital (1997), with Lisa Lowe, and The Nature and Context of Minority Discourse (1991), with Abdul JanMohamed.
James P. McCartin is associate professor of history at Seton Hall University. He is the author of Prayers of the Faithful: The Shifting Spiritual Life of American Catholics (Harvard University Press, 2010) and is at work on a project on the history of U.S. Catholics and sex.
Randy Ontiveros is an assistant professor of English and an affiliate faculty in U.S. Latina/o studies and women’s studies at the University of Maryland. He is currently finishing a book manuscript that uses aesthetics to reconsider certain popular narratives about Chicano/a activism and the 1960s more broadly. The project is entitled In the Spirit of a New People: The Cultural Politics of the Chicano Movement. [End Page 1014]
Laura Pulido is professor in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, where she focuses on Chicana/o studies, comparative ethnic studies, political activism, and Los Angeles. She is the author of Black, Brown, Yellow, and Left: Radical Activism in Los Angeles.
Laura Rigal is associate professor of American studies and English at the University of Iowa. She is the author of The American Manufactory: Art, Labor...