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Neil Badmington is a lecturer at the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University, UK, where he teaches cultural criticism and English literature. He is the editor of Posthumanism and is currently working on a book titled Alien Chic: Posthumanism and the Other Within.

Laura Bartlett is a Ph.D. candidate in rhetoric and composition at the University of Louisville, where her research has focused on theories of subjectivity. Her dissertation, "The Rhetoric and Composition of the Corporate University," includes an investigation into the formation of subjectivity in the corporate university.

Annette Burfoot is associate professor of sociology at Queen's University, Canada, where she researches and teaches in feminist science cultural studies. Specifically, her work includes reproductive and genetic engineering and theories of feminism, cultural studies, and science and technology studies. Her current research is on the foundation of modern visual medical culture in eighteenth-century wax anatomical models.

Thomas B. Byers is professor of English and director of the Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society at the University of Louisville. His essays on film have appeared in Modern Fiction Studies, Arizona Quarterly, Science Fiction Studies, P.O.V., and elsewhere.

Jill Didur is assistant professor in the Department of English at Concordia University, Montreal. Her current research interests include critical posthumanism, the relationship between historical memory, literature, and Hindu nationalism in postcolonial India, and the contributions of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak to the field of postcolonial theory.

Stephen Dougherty is assistant professor of humanities at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. His essays on nineteenth-and twentieth-century literature and culture have appeared in [End Page 158] numerous journals, including Cultural Critique and Arizona Quarterly. He is currently working on a book about machine metaphors of mind and body, a chapter of which is forthcoming in diacritics.

N. Katherine Hayles, professor of English and design/media arts at the University of California, Los Angeles, teaches and writes on the relations of literature, science, and technology in the twentieth century. Her forthcoming books are studies of electronic textuality and contemporary literature and theory, Writing Machines and Coding the Signifier: Rethinking Semiosis from the Telegraph to the Computer.

Teresa Heffernan is assistant professor of English at Saint Mary's University, Nova Scotia. She has published articles in, among other journals, Studies in the Novel, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Canadian Literature, Twentieth-Century Literature, and she is currently working on a book titled (Post)Apocalyptic Culture: Modernism, Postmodernism, and the Twentieth-Century Novel.

Jennifer L. Pierce is associate professor of sociology in the Department of American Studies as well as the current director of the Center for Advanced Feminist Studies at the University of Minnesota. She has published Gender Trials: Emotional Lives in Contemporary Law Firms; an anthology, Is Academic Feminism Dead? Theory in Practice, and numerous articles on gender and work, feminist theory, and feminist methods. She is currently working on a book tentatively titled "Racing for Innocence: Whiteness, Corporate Culture, and the Backlash against Affirmative Action."

Sonita Sarker is chair of Women's and Gender Studies and associate professor of WGS and English at Macalester College. She has published on (post)modernist and (post)colonial literature and coedited Trans-Status Subjects: Gender in the Globalization of South and Southeast Asia.

Bart Simon is assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University in Montreal. His research focuses on technoscientific cultures, the public understanding of [End Page 159] science, surveillance and technology, and material culture. His recent book is titled Undead Science: Science Studies and the Afterlife of Cold Fusion.

Eugene Thacker is assistant professor in the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture at Georgia Tech. He is completing a book titled Biomedia, and he is also part of the Biotech Hobbyist Collective ( [End Page 160]



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