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  • Contributors

Nahum Dimitri Chandler serves on the faculties of African American studies and comparative literature at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of X: The Problem of the Negro as a Problem for Thought (Fordham University Press, 2014).

Anastasia C. Curwood is a visiting fellow at the James Weldon Johnson Institute for Race and Difference at Emory University. She specializes in the history of African American women, gender, and sexuality, the black family, and African American intellectual, political, and cultural history in the twentieth century. Her first book, Stormy Weather: New Negro Marriages Between the Two World Wars (University of North Carolina Press, 2010), centers on the cultural and social contests over African Americans’ marriages in the early twentieth century. She is currently at work on a second book entitled Aim High: The Life and Times of Shirley Chisholm.

Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel is a doctoral candidate in French at Vanderbilt University. Her work examines francophone African and Antillean women’s roles in anticolonial movements in the mid-twentieth century.

Fred Moten is the Helen L. Bevington Professor of Modern Poetry at Duke University. He is author of In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition (University of Minnesota Press), Hughson’s Tavern (Leon Works), B. Jenkins (Duke University Press), and of three forthcoming books: The Feel Trio (Letter Machine Editions), consent not to be a single being (Duke University Press), and, with Stefano Harney, The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study (Minor Compositions/Autonomedia).

Crystal R. Sanders is an assistant professor of history and African American studies at Pennsylvania State University. She received her PhD in history from Northwestern University. Her research interests include twentieth-century United States history, African American history, and civil rights history. She [End Page 97] has received several awards and honors including the Huggins-Quarles Prize from the Organization of American Historians and the C. Vann Woodward Award from the Southern Historical Association.

Andrea Elizabeth Shaw is assistant director of the division of humanities and an associate professor of English at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale. She is a creative writer and a scholar of Caribbean and African Diaspora studies and author of The Embodiment of Disobedience: Fat Black Women’s Unruly Political Bodies. Her creative and scholarly writings have been published in numerous journals, including Small Axe, World Literature Today, MaComére, The Caribbean Writer, Crab Orchard Review, Feminist Media Studies, and Social Semiotics. She graduated from the University of Miami with a PhD in English and from Florida International University with an MFA in creative writing. She is editor of Quadrivium: A Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship, the associate managing editor of sx salon: A Small Axe Literary Platform, and on the editorial board of Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal.

Timi Soleye graduated from Harvard University in 2012, where he studied writing under the tutelage of Brett Johnston. Prior to attending Harvard, he studied fine art with a focus in draughtsmanship at Central St. Martins—“Nothing Under the Sun” is his first professional foray into literature. Raised between London and Lagos, he currently lives in New York City.

Michael O. West teaches at Binghamton University. He has written widely on Africa, the African Diaspora, and the interlocutions between them. He is currently working on black power in global perspective.

Jennifer M. Wilks is an associate professor of English and African and African Diaspora studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Race, Gender, and Comparative Black Modernism, and her essays have appeared in African-American Review, Callaloo, and Modern Fiction Studies. She is currently at work on a history of transpositions of the Carmen story set in African diasporic contexts and on a study of representations of black masculinity in contemporary literature and culture. [End Page 98]



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