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  • Contributor Biographies

Lydia R. Cooper is currently a visiting assistant professor of American literature at Monmouth College, where she teaches contemporary American literature. She has a book on Cormac McCarthy forthcoming from Louisiana State University Press in 2011 as part of the Southern Literary Studies series. Her articles have appeared in or are forthcoming from ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, Critique, The Canadian Review of American Studies, and Papers on Language and Literature. She received her PhD from Baylor University.

Eric Wayne Dickey is a poet and translator. He is a Vermont Studio Center Fellow and a John Anson Kitredge Fund for Individual Artists grant recipient administered by Harvard University. His poems and translations have appeared in journals such as Rhino, International Poetry Review, and West Wind Review. He lives in Corvallis, Oregon, and teaches poetry writing at Oregon State University.

Jill M. Fiore studies women and aging and takes issue with the marginalization of old women, offering empowering feminist responses to the marginalization of aging women. She has written several articles and presented at a number of conferences on the subject. She currently teaches as an online instructor for the Center for Lifelong Learning at Mt. Aloysius College in Cresson, Pennsylvania.

Marcos Julian Del Hierro received his MA from the University of Texas-El Paso and is pursuing his PhD in English at Texas A&M University-College Station. His research interests include Native and Chicano studies, particularly the examination of hip hop rhetorics. [End Page 101]

Joshua B. Nelson (Cherokee) is an assistant professor of English and affiliated faculty member with Native American studies and film and video studies at the University of Oklahoma. He earned his BA in psychology from Yale and his English PhD from Cornell. His current project, Progressive Traditions: Cherokee Cultural Studies, dismantles the pervasive assimilated/traditional dichotomy to explore the adaptive potential of traditional practices.

Mark Rifkin is an assistant professor in the English Department of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is the author of Manifesting America: The Imperial Construction of US National Space and When Did Indians Become Straight?: Kinship, the History of Sexuality, and Native Sovereignty and the coeditor of Sexuality, Nationality, Indigeneity: Rethinking the State at the Intersection of Native American and Queer Studies.

Theresa S. Smith is a professor of religious studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She has worked with Anishinaabe people for over twenty years and is the author of The Island of the Anishnaabeg: Thunderers and Water Monsters in the Ojibwe Lifeworld as well as numerous book chapters and articles on Native North American religions.

Stephanie Wheeler is a first-year doctoral student in the Department of English at Texas A&M University. Her research interests include disability studies and Holocaust history. [End Page 102]



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