Sara Ahmed is a reader in women’s studies at the Institute for Women’s Studies at Lancaster University. She was director of the institute from 2000 to 2003. Her publications include: Differences that Matter: Feminist Theory and Postmodernism (Cambridge University Press) and Strange Encounters: Embodied Others in Post-Coloniality (Routledge). Her forthcoming book, The Cultural Politics of Emotion, will be published by Edinburgh University Press in 2004.
Stanley Aronowitz is distinguished professor of sociology and urban education at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. A veteran political activist, cultural critic, and cofounder of Social Text, he ran for New York State governor in 2002 for the Green Party. His most recent book is How Class Works: Power and Social Movement (Yale University Press), and he is coeditor of Implicating Empire (Basic).
George Caffentzis is a professor of philosophy at the University of Southern Maine and a coordinator of the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa. He is coeditor (with Silvia Federici and Ousseina Alidou) of A Thousand Flowers: Social Struggles against Structural Adjustment in African Universities (Africa World Press).
Silvia Federici is a professor of political philosophy and international studies at New College, Hofstra University. She is also a coordinator of the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa and coeditor (with George Caffentzis and Ousseina Alidou) of A Thousand Flowers: Social Struggles against Structural Adjustment in African Universities (Africa World Press). She is also coeditor of African Visions: Literary Images, Political Change, and Social Struggle in Contemporary Africa (Greenwood Press).
Stefano Harney is a lecturer in management at the University of Leicester and author of State Work: Public Administration and Mass Intellectuality (Duke University Press).
Randy Martin is a professor of art and public policy and associate dean of Faculty and Interdisciplinary programs at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. His latest book is Financialization of Daily Life (Temple University Press). [End Page iii]
Fred Moten teaches African American studies at the University of California, Irvine. He is author of In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition (University of Minnesota Press).
Christopher Newfield is a professor of American literature and culture at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Ivy and Industry: Business and the Making of the American University, 1880–1980 (Duke University Press) and The Emerson Effect: Individualism and Submission in America (University of Chicago Press). His research covers fiction since 1920, race, sexuality, affect, California, and corporate culture.
Tony Tinker is a professor of accountancy at Baruch College, City University of New York, and visiting professor at Leicester University and the University of South Australia. He is a founding member of the Association for Integrity in Accounting, a member of the CUNY faculty for the development of online programs, and a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants. He is past council member of the American Accounting Association and former chair of the Public Interest Section. He has authored several books including Social Accounting for Corporations (Markus Wiener), Paper Prophets (Praeger), and Policing Accounting Knowledge (Markus Wiener) and has published numerous articles. He is coeditor of Critical Perspectives on Accounting and the Accounting Forum. He has contributed to public policy discussions for CNN, BBC, CBC, Pacifica, New York Public Radio, Newsweek, and the Wall Street Journal.