Ulrich E. Bach is an assistant professor of German at Texas State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a dissertation titled "Tropics of Vienna: Austrian Colonial Utopias." His present research focuses on late nineteenth- to early twentieth-century cultural studies. Recent works include an article called "Sacher-Masoch's Utopian Peripheries" in German Quarterly (2007) and the essay "The Book Collector Eduard Fuchs," in Publishing Culture and Reading the Nation, edited by Lynne Tatlock (2010).
Verity Burgmann is a professor of political science at the University of Melbourne. Her publications include In Our Time: Socialism and the Rise of Labor, 1885-1905 (1985), Power and Protest: Movements for Change in Australian Society (1993), Revolutionary Industrial Unionism: The Industrial Workers of the World in Australia (1995), Green Bans, Red Union: Environmental Activism and the New South Wales Builders Labourers' Federation (1998), and Power, Profit, and Protest: Australian Social Movements and Globalisation (2003). Her current research interests are utopianism and climate change activism, unionism and environmentalism, and labor movement responses to globalization.
Mark S. Ferrara is an assistant professor of English at State University of New York College at Oneonta. His recent scholarly work on literary utopia includes "A Religion of Solidarity: Looking Backward as a Rational Utopia" and "Utopia, Desire, and Enlightenment in Honglou meng " appearing in the journals Renascence and Mosaic, respectively. He is also co-editor of the book Between Noble and Humble: Cao Xueqin and Dream of the Red Chamber (2009). The former director of the Chinese Cultural Exchange Program at Drake University, Ferrara has taught in South Korea and China and on a Fulbright Scholarship in Turkey.
Mark S. Jendrysik is a professor and the chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of North Dakota. His current research interests are focused on recent American political and [End Page 193] cultural discourse. He and Edward Bellamy are both natives of Chicopee, Massachusetts. He is the author of Explaining the English Revolution: Hobbes and His Contemporaries (Lexington Books, 2002) and Modern Jeremiahs: Contemporary Visions of American Decline (Rowman and Littlefield, 2008). His article "Tom Paine: Utopian?" was published in Utopian Studies in 2007.
Dusty Lavoie is a doctoral student in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of Maine. His scholarly interests include rhetoric, cultural studies, performativity, gender, whiteness, film, and utopian studies. He has published an essay on whiteness and the Holocaust online, as well as other works in Film and History, Feminist Media Studies, and gnovis.
Adam Seth Lowenstein is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests include transatlantic periodical studies, seriality in fiction and visual art, mass culture, utopian art and theory, and media studies. His work has been published or accepted for publication in Studies in the Novel, The Henry James Review, and Modern Fiction Studies.
Bill Metcalf, of Griffith University, Australia, is a world expert on utopian communal groups, also known as intentional communities. He is a past president of the International Communal Studies Association and is on the editorial boards of several academic journals including the main one in this field, Communal Societies. He is the author of nine books, nineteen chapters in edited books, eight encyclopedia articles, twenty-five refereed articles in academic journals, nineteen reviews in refereed journals, and over fifty articles in magazines and newspapers, plus numerous conference papers, research reports, etc. His best-known books are From Utopian Dreaming to Communal Reality: Cooperative Lifestyles in Australia (1995), Shared Visions, Shared Lives: Communal Living Around the Globe (1996), The Gayndah Communes (1998), Herrnhut: Australia's First Utopian Commune (2002), and The Findhorn Book of Community Living (2004). His most recent article in Utopian Studies was "The Fall and Rise of an Antipodean Utopia: Brisbane, Australia," Utopian Studies 19, no. 2 (2008): 189-212. He is currently working on a project entitled The Encyclopaedia of Australian Utopian Communalism.
Andrew Milner is a professor in the Centre for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at Monash University. His publications include John Milton [End Page 194] and the English Revolution (1981), Cultural Materialism (1993), Class (1999), Re-imagining...