Taylor Black is a PhD student at Rutgers University, working on his dissertation, "Time Out Of Mind: Style and the Art of Becoming." He is the author of "World without Tears: A Devotional," in the Winter 2011 issue of Women's Studies Quarterly, as well as "You Don't Have to Win: New Year's Thoughts on Quentin Crisp and the Future of Homosexuality," in Nigel Kelly's Quentin Crisp: The Profession of Being (McFarland, 2011). Black's writing can be found on Junebug vs. Hurricane, a music blog maintained in partnership with Elena Glasberg.
An interdisciplinary scholar whose work deals with reproductive politics in a transnational context, focusing especially on questions of U.S. empire and Latin America, Laura Briggs is professor and chair of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the author of Reproducing Empire: Race, Sex, Science and the U.S. Imperial Project in Puerto Rico (University of California Press, 2002), co-editor with Diana Marre of International Adoption: Global Inequalities and the Circulation of Children (New York University Press, 2009), and most recently, Somebody's Children: The Politics of Transracial and Transnational Adoption (Duke University Press, 2012), winner of the James A. Rawley Prize of the Organization of American Historians.
Maria Elena Buszek
Maria Elena Buszek is a scholar, critic, curator, and associate professor of art history at the University of Colorado Denver, where she teaches courses on modern and contemporary art. She is the author of Pin-Up Grrrls: Feminism, Sexuality, Popular Culture (Duke University Press, 2006), and editor of Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art (Duke University Press, 2011). Her current book project explores the ties between contemporary activist art and popular music. [End Page 457]
J. Daniel Elam
J. Daniel Elam is a PhD candidate in the Rhetoric and Public Culture Program at Northwestern University. He works on the production and circulation of Indian anticolonial thought in the United States and United Kingdom during the late colonial/global interwar period. His dissertation focuses on writings by Dhan Gopal Mukerji, Lala Har Dayal, Mulk Raj Anand, and Saint Nihal Singh.
Matthew Frye Jacobson
Matthew Frye Jacobson is the William Robertson Coe Professor of American Studies and History at Yale University. He is the author of What Have They Built You to Do? The Manchurian Candidate and Cold War America (with Gaspar Gonzalez, University of Minnesota Press, 2006), Roots Too: White Ethnic Revival in Post-Civil Rights America (Harvard University Press, 2006), Barbarian Virtues: The United States Encounters Foreign Peoples at Home and Abroad, 1876-1917 (Hill and Wang, 2000), Whiteness of a Different Color: European Immigrants and the Alchemy of Race (Harvard University Press, 1998), and Special Sorrows: The Diasporic Imagination of Irish, Polish, and Jewish Immigrants in the United States (Harvard University Press, 1995). He is currently at work on his sixth book, "Odetta's Voice and Other Weapons: The Civil Rights Era as Cultural History," as well as two documentary projects, "The Historian's Eye" (www.historianseye.org) and "Dying America," on the 1,135 US counties that are now in demographic decline and economic peril.
George Lipsitz is professor of black studies and sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His publications include How Racism Takes Place (Temple University Press, 2011), American Studies in a Moment of Danger (University of Minnesota Press, 2001), and Time Passages: Collective Memory and American Popular Culture (University of Minnesota Press, 2001).
Wynne Walker Moskop
Wynne Walker Moskop is associate professor of political science and American studies at Saint Louis University. Her research focuses on theoretical approaches to leadership in various publics and on gender and political community. Her current book projects adapt classical concepts such as prudence and friendship to analyze leadership in national and transnational communities. Her work has appeared in journals such as Political Psychology, American [End Page 458] Studies, and the Quarterly Journal of Ideology, and in edited volumes, including Justice et injustices spatiales, ed. B. Bret et al. (Presses Universitaires de Paris Ouest, 2010) and Political Leadership, ed. D. Bell (Sage Library of Political Science, 2011).
Manuel Pastor is professor of sociology and American studies...