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Victor Bascara ( is an Associate Professor in the Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of Model Minority Imperialism (2006) and other writings on the relationship of territorial colonialism and postcolonial neocolonialism, most recently in G. Hong and R. Ferguson's edited collection Strange Affinities: The Gender and Sexual Politics of Comparative Racialization (2011). He is currently completing a book on empire and the cultural politics of interwar isolationism.

Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson ( is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Performance Studies at Northwestern University, where he is also affiliated with the Department of Theater. His book, A Race So Different: The Making of Asian Americans in Performance and Law, is forthcoming (New York University Press). He has published or has forthcoming articles in Journal of Popular Music Studies, Women and Performance, TDR, Criticism, and Topic Magazine.

Tina Chen is an Associate Professor of English and Asian American Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. Her book Double Agency: Acts of Impersonation in Asian American Literature and Culture (2005) was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title. She is currently working on a project on the relationship between ethics, pedagogy, and performance.

Tzu-I Chung ( is Curator of History at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, BC, Canada. Her current research focuses on the multi-ethnic cultures and communities of British Columbia in the transnational context of historical, cultural, and economic interactions between North America and Asia-Pacific. She was named Exemplary Diversity Scholar by the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan, and has published in environmental cultural studies and comparative ethnic studies.

Jennifer Ann Ho ( is an Associate Professor in the English and Comparative Literature Department at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She teaches courses in contemporary American, multi-ethnic American, and Asian American literature and culture. Her first book, Consumption and Identity in Asian American Coming-of-Age [End Page 193] Novels (2005), examines the intersection of ethnic identity formation and foodways in late twentieth-century Asian American coming-of-age narratives and American popular culture. Her current book manuscript, Telling Stories, Making Knowledge: Racial Ambiguity in Asian American Culture, investigates the theme of racial ambiguity and Asian American culture.

Jinny Huh ( is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Vermont. She has published in Modern Fiction Studies, Jouvert, and Dictionary of Literary Biography. Her current book project investigates race and the anxiety of detection in detective fiction and passing narratives.

Kimberly May Jew ( is an Associate Professor of theater at Washington and Lee University. Her research interests include modern drama, American theater, and Asian American theater. She recently devised and edited a play titled "Lexington's Letters to the Editor," which will be published in book form in the fall of 2011.

Aaron S. Lecklider ( is an Assistant Professor of American studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. His first book, Brainpower: Intelligence in American Culture from Einstein to the Egghead, is forthcoming from the University of Pennsylvania Press. He is currently completing a second book project titled Love's Next Meeting: Sex and Radicalism in Twentieth-Century American Culture.

Ani Maitra ( is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. He works at the intersections of queer theory, critical race theory, and psychoanalysis. His dissertation is a reevaluation of the structure, aesthetics, and politics of narcissism in diasporic and postcolonial film and literature. Maitra has published articles in Continuum, Camera Obscura, and South Asian Popular Culture.

Angela C. Pao ( is an Associate Professor of comparative literature at Indiana University, Bloomington. She is the author of two books: No Safe Spaces: Re-casting Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality in American Theater (2010), which received the Association for Theatre in Higher Education's Outstanding Book Award, and The Orient of the Boulevards: Exoticism, Empire and 19th-Century French Theater (1998). Her articles on Asian American theater and drama have appeared in Theatre Journal, Theatre...


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