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  • Contributors

Gabrielle Agasto [Biography removed at author’s request.]

Natasha Andreil earned her baccalaureate degree in English from Webster University. She lives in Longmont, Colorado, where she manages Stasia Press, an electronic press devoted to poetry chapbooks.

Celeste-Marie Bernier is a professor of African American studies at the University of Nottingham and a visiting professor at Kings College London. She is now undertaking research for her next book project, “Imaging Slavery: The Body, Memory and Representation in Fifty Years of African American and Black British Visual Arts, 1960-2010” (U of California P). She is also coeditor of a book on Frederick Douglass and photography forthcoming with W. W. Norton in 2015.

Jessica Wells Cantiello is a lecturer in the writing program at the University of Southern California. Her essays have appeared in Prose Studies, MELUS, and Antipodas, and her article, “School Pictures: Photographs in the Memoirs of White Teachers of Native American Children,” is forthcoming in a/b: Auto/Biography Studies. She is currently at work on a book about American teacher memoirs.

Bettina Carbonell is an associate professor of English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, where she teaches American literature, with a focus on ethics and human rights. Her essays appear in Mississippi Quarterly and History and Theory, and she is editor of Museum Studies: An Anthology of Contexts, 2nd ed. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012). Her current project, a monograph on African American museums, addresses memory and history, the status of the archive, the deployment of objects, and museums and civic life.

Eddie Chambers is an associate professor in the department of art and art history at the University of Texas at Austin. His book, Things Done Change: The Cultural Politics of Recent Black Artists in Britain, was published last year by Rodopi Editions. His latest work, Black Artists in British Art: A History from 1950 to the Present, is forthcoming from I. B. Tauris.

George Elliott Clarke is an “Africadian”—an African Nova Scotian—poet of African American and Amerindian heritage. Appointed Poet Laureate of Toronto (2012-15), he is currently the William Lyon Mackenzie King Chair in Canadian Studies, Harvard University (2013-14).

John Marson Dunaway is a professor of French and interdisciplinary studies at Mercer University. His research has focused on modern French religious writers. His translation of Jean-Louis Chrétien’s Sous le regard de la Bible/Under the Gaze of the Bible is forthcoming from Fordham UP.

Linda Mobley Fantroy is an instructor of creative writing at Bishop State Community College in Mobile, Alabama.

Félix Grande, narrator, flamencologist, and poet, is the author of more than fifty books. He has received some of the most important awards of Hispanic literature: the Adonáis of Poetry Award (1963), the Premio Nacional de Poesía (1978), and the Premio Nacional de las Letras Españolas (2004). [End Page 683]

Laurel Hankins is an assistant professor of English at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. She wishes to thank Virginia Jackson and African American Review’s anonymous readers for their generous and perceptive comments on previous drafts of this article.

Patricia Hills, a professor of art history at Boston University, has published books, catalogue entries, and essays on nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art, African American artists, and art and politics. Her recent books are Painting Harlem Modern: The Art of Jacob Lawrence (U of California P, 2009), May Stevens (Pomegranate, 2005), and Modern Art in the USA: Issues and Controversies of the 20th Century (Prentice Hall, 2001). In 2011, she received the College Art Association award for “Distinguished Teaching of Art History.”

Michael Kaffer is a professor of English at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. A pioneer of African American studies, he added a course in what was then called Black Literature to the department’s curriculum in 1972 and has taught various permutations of it ever since.

Robert S. Levine is Distinguished University Professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the author of Dislocating Race and Nation: Episodes in Nineteenth-Century American Literary Nationalism (U of North Carolina P, 2008) and other books.

Syreetta McArthur began writing verse after...


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