Pawan Dhingra is an assistant professor of sociology at Oberlin College. His research interests include Asian Americans’ construction and management of racial and ethnic identities, as they move across institutional contexts in daily life. He also concentrates on Asian Americans in the South. He currently is working on a book on second generation, Korean American and Indian American professionals’ identity, racial formation, and adaptation.
Pensri Ho is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Georgetown University. She is currently working on a book manuscript on how class privilege shapes the racial identities of urban and suburban Asian Americans in Los Angeles and Washington, DC.
Urmila Seshagiri is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Tennessee, where she teaches British modernism, postcolonial literature and theory, and Asian American literature and film. She is completing a book manuscript called Race and the Modernist Imagination: The Politics of Form, 1900–1940.
Rob Wilson has recent essays on various aspects of globalization and culture in Comparative American Studies, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, the European Journal of American Culture, and boundary 2. He is at work on a new study of conversion and counter-conversion in the postcolonial Pacific. He has moved from the University of Hawaii to become professor and graduate chair of literature at the University of California at Santa Cruz.