David Alvarez is assistant professor in the English Department at Grand Valley State University, Michigan, where he teaches courses in Anglophone and Latin American literature. His research interests include resistance and post-resistance writing, with a particular focus on South Africa and Central America.
Nick Dyer-Witheford teaches in the faculty of information and media studies at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. He is the author of Cyber-Marx: Cycles and Circuits of Struggle in High-Technology Capitalism (Illinois 1999), and, with Steven Kline and Greig de Peuter, of a forthcoming book about the video and computer game industry.
Jeff Karem is assistant professor of English at Cleveland State University. He is a recipient of a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities and has been awarded research funding from the Ford Foundation and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. His current book project focuses on questions of [End Page 345] authenticity in the representation of regional and ethnic cultures in the American South and Southwest.
Samira Kawash is associate professor of English and women’s and gender studies at Rutgers University. She is the author of Dislocating the Color Line: Identity, Hybridity, and Singularity in African American Narrative (Stanford 1996).
Joseph Kronick is professor of English at Louisiana State University. He is the author of American Poetics of History: From Emerson to the Moderns (Louisiana State University 1984), and Derrida and the Future of Literature (SUNY 1999). He co-edits a book series for Louisiana State University Press entitled “Horizons in Theory and American Culture.”
Victor Li teaches in the English Department at Dalhousie University, Canada. Some of his articles on modernism, postcolonial theory, and globalization have appeared in such journals as ARIEL, boundary 2, Criticism, and Cultural Critique. Currently, he is completing a book on neo-primitivism in contemporary theoretical discourse.
Gananath Obeyesekere is professor of anthropology, emeritus, at Princeton University and is the author of several books and articles on the ethnography of South Asia and European exploration in the Pacific, including The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: European Mythmaking in the Pacific (2d ed., Princeton 1997). His most recent work is Imagining Karma: Ethical Transformation in Amerindian, Buddhist and Greek Rebirth (in press, California). He lives in Kandy, Sri Lanka, and in Manhattan.
David Pedersen is completing his Ph.D. in the doctoral program in anthropology and history at the University of Michigan. During 2000-2001 he was an associate fellow of the Michigan Society of Fellows. His dissertation, “American Value: Migrants, Money and Modernity in El Salvador and the United States,” explains and critiques contemporary neoliberal restructuring in the Americas and draws upon the writings of Charles S. Peirce as well [End Page 346] as debates in political economy to develop a novel theoretical approach to the problematic of value.
Katherine Sugg is working on a manuscript entitled, “Suspended Selves: Women Writing Displacement in the Americas.” Her areas of research include literatures of the Americas and transnational feminist theory. She has articles forthcoming in Narrative and Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism and teaches part-time at the University of California, Davis.
Brook Thomas teaches in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine. He writes frequently on issues involving law and literature in the United States. His books include Cross-Examinations of Law and Literature (Cambridge 1987), The New Historicism and Other Old-Fashioned Topics (Princeton 1991), and American Literary Realism and the Failed Promise of Contract (California 1997).