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Jodi A. Byrd is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma and associate professor of American Indian studies and English at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign.

Kristen Case is an assistant professor of English at the University of Maine–Farmington. She is the author of American Pragmatism and Poetic Practice: Crosscurrents from Emerson to Susan Howe (Camden House, 2011) and the editor of The Concord Saunterer: A Journal of Thoreau Studies.

Tim Cassedy is assistant professor of English at Southern Methodist University. He is writing a book titled Language Makes the Difference: A History of Linguistic Identity, 1775– 1825.

Brian Connolly is an assistant professor of history at the University of South Florida. He is the author of Domestic Intimacies: Incest and the Liberal Subject in Nineteenth- Century America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014). He is also a founding editor of History of the Present: A Journal of Critical History.

Michael A. Elliott is professor of English and American studies at Emory University. He is the author of The Culture Concept: Writing and Difference in the Age of Realism (University of Minnesota Press, 2002) and Custerology: The Enduring Legacy of the Indian Wars and George Armstrong Custer (University of Chicago Press, 2007). With Priscilla Wald, he recently coedited The American Novel: 1870– 1940, volume 6 of The Oxford History of the Novel in English.

Jonathan Elmer is professor of English at Indiana University, where he also serves as director of the College Arts and Humanities Institute. His most recent book is On Lingering and Being Last: Race and Sovereignty in the New World (Fordham University Press, 2008), and he has published numerous essays in journals such as American Literature, diacritics, American Literary History, boundary 2, and Cultural Critique. [End Page 195]

Paul Erickson is Director of Academic Programs at the American Antiquarian Society, where he oversees AAS’s fellowship programs, summer seminars, and conferences. His academic interests are in the history of the book, antebellum print culture, and marginal print economies.

Stephanie Foote is associate professor of English and gender and women’s studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of Regional Fictions: Culture and Identity in Nineteenth- Century American Literature (University of Wisconsin Press, 2001) and a forthcoming book on class climbing in the late nineteenth century. She is also the editor of two reprints of Ann Aldrich’s classic 1950s lesbian pulps for the Feminist Press, the coeditor of Histories of the Dustheap (MIT Press, 2012), and the cofounder and coeditor of Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities.

Alyosha Goldstein is associate professor of American studies at the University of New Mexico. He is the author of Poverty in Common: The Politics of Community Action during the American Century (Duke University Press, 2012); the coeditor of “Settler Colonialism,” a special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly (Fall 2008); and editor of Formations of United States Colonialism: The Historical Present and the Horizon of Dispossession (forthcoming from Duke University Press).

Frederick E. Hoxie is Swanlund Professor of history, law, and American Indian Studies in the department of history at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. He is the former Vice President for Research and Education at the Newberry Library and was a founding trustee of the National Museum of the American Indian. He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books, most recently, This Indian Country: American Indian Activists and the Place They Made (Penguin, 2012), which won the Caughey Prize from the Western History Association. He is the editor of the Oxford Handbook of American Indian History, to be published in 2014.

Carrie Hyde is assistant professor of English at the University of California– Los Angeles. She is currently completing a book, Literary Originalism: The Extra- Legal Development of U.S. Citizenship, 1776- 1868, which offers a literary genealogy of citizenship in the period prior to the passage of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Paul Christian Jones is professor of English at Ohio University. He is the author of Unwelcome Voices: Subversive Fiction [End Page 196] in the Antebellum South (University of Tennessee Press, 2005) and Against the Gallows: Antebellum American Writers and the Movement to Abolish Capital Punishment (University of Iowa Press, 2011). He is currently at work on a book- length project about E. D. E. N. Southworth and her engagement with national political debates.

Rodrigo Lazo is associate professor of English at the University of California, Irvine, where his teaching includes a graduate course called “American Archives.” He is currently coediting (with Jesse Aleman) a collection titled Latino/a Studies and Nineteenth-Century America.

Maurice S. Lee is associate professor of English at Boston University. He is the author of Slavery, Philosophy, and American Literature, 1830– 1860 (Cambridge, 2005) and the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Frederick Douglass (Cambridge, 2009). His recent book Uncertain Chances: Science, Skepticism, and Belief in Nineteenth- Century American Literature (Oxford, 2012) was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book.

Joseph Rezek is assistant professor of English at Boston University, where his teaching and research focuses on American and British literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He is completing a book titled The Aesthetics of Provinciality: London and the Making of Irish, Scottish, and American Literature.

Ivy Schweitzer is professor of English and past chair of women’s and gender studies at Dartmouth College. Her fields are early American literature, women’s literature, gender and cultural studies. She is the author of The Work of Self- Representation: Lyric Poetry in Colonial New England and Perfecting Friendship: Politics and Affiliation in Early American Literature; a member of the editorial board of the Heath Anthology of American Literature; and coeditor of The Literatures of Colonial America: An Anthology and Companion to the Literatures of Colonial America. Her current projects include The Occom Circle, an NEH- funded website of digitized letters and documents by and about Samson Occom, and co-editing a forthcoming issue of Women’s Studies on new approaches to the work of Anne Bradstreet.

Edward Sugden is lecturer in American literature from 1770 to 1900 at King’s College London. He completed his doctorate on globalization and time consciousness in antebellum culture at the University of Oxford in 2013. [End Page 197]

Manu Vimalassery is assistant professor of history at Texas Tech University. His work focuses on US imperialism, with emphasis on the western United States. He is the coeditor of The Sun Never Sets: South Asians in an Age of U.S. Global Power, forthcoming from New York University Press. [End Page 198]

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