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Daniel Bender is the Canada Research Chair in Cultural History and Analysis and Associate Professor of History and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto. He is the author, most recently, of American Abyss: Savagery and Civilization in an Age of Industry (Cornell, 2009). He is currently writing a book about zoos, tropical animals, labor, and the American empire.

Stefan Bradley is associate professor of History and African American Studies at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. He is the author of the award-winning Harlem vs. Columbia University: Black Student Power in the Late 1960s (University of Illinois Press, 2009) and co-editor of Alpha Phi Alpha: A Legacy of Greatness, The Demands of Transcendence (University Press of Kentucky, 2012). Bradley has won numerous awards for teaching and leadership.

Janet G. Casey is Professor of English at Skidmore College, where she also teaches in the American Studies Department. She is the author of Dos Passos and the Ideology of the Feminine (1998) and A New Heartland: Women, Modernity, and the Agrarian Ideal in America (2009); and she is the editor of The Novel and the American Left: Critical Essays on Depression-Era Fiction (2004). She is currently working on popular American fiction of the modernist era.

Catherine Cocks is an independent scholar who received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis.

Linda Cooks is a native Angelena and has worked in Cultural Resource Management for 10 years. She has a master’s degree in Heritage Preservation and is currently pursuing a master’s in Library and Information Science. She currently resides in the Atlanta, Georgia area. [End Page 6]

Michael Ezra is an associate professor of American multicultural studies at Sonoma State University. He is the author of the book Muhammad Ali: The Making of an Icon (Temple University Press, 2009) and the editor of the book Civil Rights Movement: People and Perspectives (ABC-Clio, 2009). He is currently editing a volume on the economic aspects of the civil rights movement which will be published by Routledge in 2013.

Anne Lombard is an Associate Professor at California State University San Marcos, where she teaches courses on early America, U.S. Women’s History, and legal history. She is the author of Making Manhood: Growing Up Male in Early New England and is currently at work on a book on eighteenth century rioters.

Tarik Abdel-Monem is a research specialist at the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center, in Lincoln, Nebraska. He has published in a variety of peer-reviewed and law journals, including Small Group Research, Behavioral Sciences and the Law, Cornell Journal of International Law, Journal of Transnational Law and Policy, Vermont Law Review, Suffolk Transnational Law Journal, Florida Journal of International Law, Human Rights Brief, and others. He was an articles editor for the Iowa Law Review.

Karen E. H. Skinazi is a lecturer in the Writing Program at Princeton University, teaching and studying multiethnic North American literature. She has published essays in Canadian Review of American Studies, AmeriQuests, MELUS, and Midwestern Folklore, and chapters in Canada’s Game? Critical Perspectives on Ice Hockey and Identity and Critical Mappings of Arturo Islas’s Fictions. She has written the introduction for a critical edition of Winnifred Eaton’s Marion: The Story of an Artist’s Model, which will be published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in April, 2012.

ShiPu Wang is Associate Professor of Art History and founding faculty of Global Arts Studies Program at University of California, Merced. He specializes in twentieth-century art history and visual culture, with a focus on historical debates on race and nationalism in pre-WWII American art. He is one of a small group of scholars who have done extensive research to rediscover and reexamine the artistic production of American artists of Asian descent who were active before the Second World War. His book, Becoming American? The Art and Identity Crisis of Yasuo Kuniyoshi, was published by University of Hawaii Press in June 2011. [End Page 241]



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