Timothy K. August is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota. His dissertation examines how cuisine and colonialism shape debates about nationalism and citizenship in Vietnamese American literature. He is an assistant editor for the journal Cultural Critique and has an article appearing in MELUS.
Christopher Chen is a graduate student in the history program at the University of California, Davis. His research interests focus on the post-World War II experience of Chinese in America, with a particular focus on the lives of post-1949 Chinese refugees.
Lurdes Hernandez-Hernandez is currently a graduate student at SIT Graduate Institute, where she is pursuing a Master of Arts in Intercultural Service, Leadership and Management. Her research interests include stratification and inequality and diversity in higher education.
Douglas S. Ishii is a PhD candidate in American Studies at the University of Maryland. Bringing together critical ethnic studies, queer theory, and popular culture theory, his dissertation theorizes the racialization of class by examining Asian Pacific American activist interventions in a range of middlebrow cultural forms.
Benjamin Kahan is an Assistant Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at Louisiana State University. He has held fellowships from Washington University in St. Louis, Emory University, and University of Pittsburgh. His book project Celibacies: American Modernism and Sexual Life is currently under contract with Duke University Press.
Eric Y. Liu is a guest professor at Buffalo State College and non-resident faculty scholar at the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Duke University. His works appeared in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Sociology of Religion, Review of Religious Research, and Sociological Spectrum. [End Page 361]
Allison McGrath is currently a graduate student in the Department of Sociology at Vanderbilt University. Her main areas of research are gender, race, feminism, and social movements. She is currently investigating the role of feminism in hyper-masculine social movements, specifically focusing on organized racism.
Minh-Ha T. Pham is an Assistant Professor in the History of Art & Visual Studies Department and the Asian American Studies Program at Cornell University. Her writings on race, fashion, and digital technology has been published in academic journals; popular and political magazines; and arts, culture, and politics websites. She also co-authors a research blog on the politics and economies of fashion, beauty, and style called Threadbared and is founder of an alternative digital archive of the not-quite-hidden but too often ignored fashion histories of U.S. women of color called Of Another Fashion. Her research has appeared in, among other sites, the San Francisco Chronicle, New York Times, The Guardian, Hyphen magazine, and Rookie (the online magazine founded by teen fashion blogger phenom Tavi Gevinson).
Filmmaker and film scholar Celine Parreñas Shimizu works at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her books include The Hypersexuality of Race: Performing Asian/ American Women on Screen and Scene (Duke University Press, 2007), winner of the Cultural Studies Book Prize from the Association for Asian American Studies and Straitjacket Sexualities: Unbinding Asian American Manhoods in the Movies (Stanford University Press, 2012). The journals Signs, Theatre Journal, Wide Angle, and JAAS published her articles. Her films include The Fact of Asian Women (Progressive, 2004) and Birthright: Mothering Across Difference (Progressive, 2009). She is currently at work on her new film and web series. Learn more at www.mariaclaracalifornia.com.
Emma J. Teng is the T.T. and Wei Fong Chao Professor of Asian Civilizations and an Associate Professor of Chinese Studies at MIT. Professor Teng holds a dual appointment in the Foreign Languages and Literatures and History Sections, and is also a member of the Borders Research Initiative in Women’s and Gender Studies. Her current book project examines ideas concerning racial intermixing and the lived experiences of mixed families in China and the US between 1842 and 1943.
Glenn Tsunokai is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Western Washington University. His ongoing projects include investigating the interracial dating preferences of bi/multi-racial/ethnic online daters. His recent work has appeared in the Journal of Aging Studies, Crime, Law and Social Change, and The Western Journal of Black Studies.
Dr. Oliver Wang...