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Rachel Adams is professor of English and American studies at Columbia University. She is the author of Sideshow U.S.A.: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination (University of Chicago Press, 2001) and Continental Divides: Remapping the Cultures of North America (University of Chicago Press, 2009). Her book Aiming High Enough: A Memoir of Disability, Parenting, and Discovery will be published by Yale University Press in 2013.

Purnima Bose is associate professor of English at Indiana University, Bloomington. She is the author of Organizing Empire: Individualism, Collective Agency, and India (Duke University Press, 2003) and coeditor with Laura E. Lyons of Cultural Critique and the Global Corporation (Indiana University Press, 2010). She has published essays on activism, globalization, and postcolonial studies in Genders, the Global South, the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, and the Journal of South Asian History and Culture, among other venues.

Keith L. Camacho is assistant professor of Pacific Islander Studies in the Asian American Studies Department at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of Cultures of Commemoration: The Politics of War, Memory, and History in the Mariana Islands (University of Hawai‘i Press, 2011) and, with Setsu Shigematsu, coeditor of Militarized Currents: Toward a Decolonized Future in Asia and the Pacific (University of Minnesota Press, 2010).

Aimee Carrillo Rowe is associate professor of communication studies at California State University, Northridge. She teaches and writes in the areas of rhetoric, feminist theory, and cultural studies. Her first book, Power Lines: On the Subject of Feminist Alliances (Duke University Press, 2008) theorizes relational possibilities for antiracist feminist futures. Forthcoming projects include Silence, Feminism, Power: Reflections at the Edges of Sound (coedited with Sheena Malhotra; Palgrave/Macmillan), an anthology on the political possibilities for silence, and Answer the Call: Virtual Migration in Indian Call [End Page 913] Centers (coauthored with Sheena Malhotra and Kimberlee Perez; University of Minnesota Press), an ethnographic study of call center agents’ “migration through time.”

Sarah E. Chinn is associate professor in the English department at Hunter College, CUNY. She is the author of Technology and the Logic of American Racism: A Cultural History of the Body as Evidence (Continuum, 2000) and Inventing Modern Adolescence: The Children of Immigrants in Turn-of-the-Century America (Rutgers University Press, 2009), and is working on a book about race, gender, and national identity in early American drama.

Matthew Garrett teaches English and American studies at Wesleyan University. He has just finished a book titled “Episodic Poetics in the Early American Republic” and is working on a study of the history and ethics of reading. His essays on competition and the political economy of mothering in the eighteenth century, and on Benjamin Franklin and the money form, appear in ELH and the Journal of Cultural Economy.

Michelle Y. Gordon is assistant professor of English at the University of Southern California, specializing in African American studies, American literature, and cultural studies. She has published essays on the black Chicago Renaissance and Lorraine Hansberry, and is the author of the forthcoming book, “Bringing Down Babylon: The Chicago Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, and African American Freedom Struggles, 1931–1969.”

Naomi Greyser is assistant professor of rhetoric and English at the University of Iowa. Her work—on nineteenth-century U.S. literatures; affect; and critical race, queer, and feminist theory—has appeared in American Literature and Feminist Studies. Greyser is completing her first book project, “On Sympathetic Grounds: Race, Gender, and Affective Geographies in Nineteenth-Century North America.” She also works as a writing coach at the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, and is researching the psychic, sociopolitical, and institutional dimensions of writer’s block. [End Page 914]

Janet R. Jakobsen is Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and director of the Center for Research on Women at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she has also served as dean for Faculty Diversity and Development. She is the author of Working Alliances and the Politics of Difference: Diversity and Feminist Ethics (Indiana University Press, 1998). With Ann Pellegrini she is the author of Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance (New York University Press, 2003...


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