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  • Contributors

Avraham Barkai, born in 1921 in Berlin, lives in Kibbutz Lehavot Habashan in Israel. He is an independent historian and a Research Fellow of Yad Vashem and the Leo Baeck Institute in Jerusalem. His publications available in English include Nazi Economics: Ideology, Theory, and Policy (Yale UP, 1999); From Boycott to Annihilation: The Economic Struggle of German Jews 1933–1943 (Brandeis UP, 1989); and Branching Out: German Jewish Immigration to the United States 1820–1914 (Holmes and Meier, 1994).

William Boelhower, Robert Thomas and Rita Wetta Adams Professor of Atlantic and Ethnic Studies at Louisiana State University, is coeditor of the journal Atlantic Studies and editor of the Routledge Atlantic Studies book series. He has recently edited New Orleans in the Atlantic World: Between Land and Sea (Routledge, 2010), and written essays on Shakespeare’s The Tempest, early modern cartography, the slave ship, and the gift economy. He has just completed book projects on Atlantic Studies in Theory and Practice and on Frederick Douglass’s “The Heroic Slave” and the Creole Mutiny of 1841.

Megan C. Brown is Associate Professor of English at Drake University. Palgrave Macmillan published her book, The Cultural Work of Corporations, in 2009, and her work has also appeared in Cultural Studies, South Atlantic Quarterly, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and College Literature. She is currently writing a book about US memoirs after 9/11.

Jennifer Bowering Delisle is a writer, editor, and academic in Edmonton, Canada. She is the author of The Newfoundland Diaspora: Mapping the Literature of Out-Migration (Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2013), as well as numerous articles on Canadian literature, diaspora, and her concept of “genealogical nostalgia.”

Milagros Denis-Rosario is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies at Hunter College–CUNY. She holds a PhD in Latin American and Caribbean history, and her research interests include race, racial identity, Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caribbean history, Latino Studies, Afro-Latinos, labor movement, and gender issues.

Alison Kafer is Associate Professor and Chair of the Feminist Studies program at Southwestern University, where she also teaches courses in the Environmental Studies and Race and Ethnic Studies programs. She is the author of Feminist, Queer, Crip (Indiana UP, 2013).

Rita Keresztesi is Associate Professor of English at the University of Oklahoma. Her teaching and research focus on African American and African [End Page 483] diaspora studies and film. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, West Africa in 2010–2011.

Christopher P. Lehman is Professor of Ethnic Studies at Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota. In 2011 he participated in a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute “African American Struggles for Freedom and Civil Rights, 1865–1965” at the W. E. B. DuBois Institute at Harvard University. His book The Colored Cartoon: Black Representation in American Animated Short Films, 1907–1954 (U of Massachusetts P, 2007) won a Choice Outstanding Academic Title award.

Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson is Professor of English and Affiliate in Women, Gender and Sexuality, and Disability Studies at Miami University. Her most recent book is a co-edited collection, Disability and Mothering: Liminal Spaces of Embodied Knowledge (Syracuse UP, 2011).

Joanny Moulin is Professor of English Literature at Aix-Marseille University (France). He is the author of several biographies, including Ted Hughes (Éd. Aden, 2007), Charles Darwin (Éd. Autremont, 2009), and Queen Victoria (Flammarion, 2012), and is currently developing a research project on biographical studies and biography theory.

Christian Quendler is Assistant Professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of Innsbruck. He is the author of From Romantic Irony to Postmodernist Metafiction (Peter Lang, 2001) and Interfaces of Fiction (Braumüller, 2010), and numerous articles in literature and film studies.

Carl Rollyson is the author of Amy Lowell Anew: A Biography (Rowman and Littlefield, 2013), American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath (St. Martins, 2013), Hollywood Enigma: Dana Andrews (UP of Mississippi, 2012), and seven other biographies. His studies of biography include A Higher Form of Cannibalism? Adventures in the Art and Politics of Biography (Ivan R. Dee, 2005) and Biography: A User’s Guide (Ivan R. Dee, 2008).

Jenn Stephenson is Associate Professor of Drama...