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Kritika Agarwal is a Ph.D. candidate in American studies at the State University of New York, Buffalo. Her research examines transnational U.S. state practices of denaturalization and expatriation.

Wei Li received her Ph.D. in geography at the University of Southern California. She is a professor at the Asian Pacific American Studies / School of Social Transformation, and School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning in the Arizona State University. Her foci of research are immigration and integration, and transnational connections, focusing on the Pacific Rim.

Nhi T. Lieu is assistant professor of American studies at the University of Texas at Austin and the author of The American Dream in Vietnamese (University of Minnesota Press, 2011). She is currently working on a new project exploring transnational and comparative beauty cultures and practices.

Haiming Liu is professor of Asian American studies at California Polytechnic State University, Pomona. His publications include The Transnational History of a Chinese Family by Rutgers University Press. He is presently writing a book on Chinese food.

Lisong Liu is assistant professor of History at Susquehanna University. His research focuses on Chinese migration and state-building, U.S.-China relations, post-1965 Asian American communities, immigration laws and citizenship, international student and professional migration, and comparative and global migrations.

Lucia Lo received her BA and MA from McMaster University, and her PhD from the University of Toronto, both in Canada. An economic geographer by training, her current research on immigration settlement and integration focuses particularly on immigrant businesses and ethnic economies, and human services - the match between demand and supply. [End Page 143]

Yang Lor is a graduate student in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. He has researched and published on the electoral political participation of Hmong communities in St. Paul, Minnesota and Fresno, California.

Eric J. Pido is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Ethnic Studies at U.C. Berkeley. He is currently working on a manuscript that focuses on Filipino return migration and the ways in which these circulations are reshaping the social and economic landscape of Manila.

Jiannbin Lee Shiao is associate professor of sociology at the University of Oregon and the author of Identifying Talent, Institutionalizing Diversity: Race and Philanthropy in Post-Civil Rights America (Duke University Press, 2005) and Choosing Ethnicity, Negotiating Race: Korean Adoptees in America (Russell Sage Foundation, 2011, with Mia Tuan). [End Page 144]



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