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Diaspora 2:1 1992 Notes on Contributors Joel Beinin is associate professor of history at Stanford University and review editor ofMiddle East Report. In the early 1970s, he milked cows on a kibbutz in Israel. During the mid-1970s he lived in Detroit, was employed as a production worker at Chrysler, and edited the Arabic section of a monthly workers' newspaper. His concern with the working classes of the Middle East and with the Palestinian -Israeli conflict has helped shape his scholarship. He is the author of Was the Red Flag Flying There? Marxist Politics and the Arab-Israeli Conflict in Egypt and Israel, 1948-1965. With Zachary Lockman, he is coeditor of Intifada: The Palestinian Uprising Against Israeli Occupation and coauthor of Workers on the Nile, which was also published in Arabic translation in Cairo by the Markaz al-Buhuth al-Arabiyya in 1992. Patricia Chu is assistant professor of English at George Washington University. She wrote her Cornell University dissertation on "The Artist in Search ofCommunity: Narratives ofSelf-Invention by Thackeray, Eliot and Kingston" (1992). Milton J. Esman is John S. Knight Professor of International Studies (Emeritus) at Cornell University. He coedited Ethnicity, Pluralism and the State in the Middle East with Itamar Rabinovich and edited Ethnic Conflict in the Western World. He is the author of reports and articles too numerous to enumerate, on a remarkable range of topics that include the Chinese diaspora, public administration , institution building, communal pluralism and conflict in southeast Asia, landlessness in developing countries, and the politics of official bilingualism in Canada. Stathis Gourgouris is assistant professor of comparative literature and Hellenic studies at Princeton University. He was cofounder and initial editor ofEmergences, thejournal ofthe Group for the Study of Composite Cultures at UCLA, where he received his PhD. In 1990-92, he was postdoctoral fellow in Modern Greek at Ohio State University. He is working on a book titled Dream Nation: Enlightenment, Colonization and the Institution ofModern Greece. 147 Diaspora 2:1 1992 Artemis Leontis is instructor in Modern Greek at Ohio State University, from whose Division of Comparative Studies she received her PhD in 1991. She is the author of articles on Cavafy, on figures of territoriality in critical studies, and on surrealist poetics. She is completing a book on the Topographies of Tradition. Marian J. Rubchak is assistant professor of Soviet history at Valparaiso University in Indiana. She is the author of articles on Ukrainian identity formation and national consciousness, on the making of elites, and on the exilic condition. 148 ...


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