Mona Bhan is Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at DePauw University, where she teaches courses on wars and militarism, anthropology of development, environmentalism, gender, globalization, and South Asia. She is the author of Counterinsurgency, Democracy, and the Politics of Identity in India: From Warfare to Welfare? (Routledge, 2014).
Purnima Bose is Associate Professor of English and International Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. She is the author of Organizing Empire: Individualism, Collective Agency & India (Duke UP, 2003), and coeditor, with Laura E. Lyons, of Cultural Critique and the Global Corporation (Indiana UP, 2010). She is currently working on a manuscript, Intervention Narratives: Afghanistan, the United States, and the War on Terror.
Timothy Brennan is the Samuel Russell Chair in the Humanities at the University of Minnesota. His most recent book is Borrowed Light: Vico, Hegel and the Colonies (Stanford UP, 2014).
Chihyun Chang is a Research Fellow in the Department of History at Shanghai Jiaotung University. His interests in research include the history of Sino-Foreign relations, the Chinese Maritime Customs Service, and Geographic Information Science. He is the author of Government, Imperialism and Nationalism in China: The Maritime Customs Service and its Chinese Staff (Routledge, 2013), and is currently editing The Chinese Journals of L. K. Little, 1943–54: An Eyewitness Account of War and Revolution (forthcoming in 2015).
Eva Cherniavsky is the Andrew R. Hilen Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Washington. She is the author of That Pale Mother Rising: Sentimental Discourses and the Imitation of Motherhood in Nine-tenth Century America (Indiana UP, 1995) and Incorporations: Race Nation and the Body Politics of Capital (U of Minnesota P, 2006). She is currently finishing a book entitled Neocitizenship: Political Culture after Popular Sovereignty.
Cynthia G. Franklin is Professor of English at the University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa. She is the author of Academic Lives: Memoir, Cultural Theory, and the University Today (U of Georgia P, 2009), and Writing Women’s Communities: The Politics and Poetics of Contemporary Multi-Genre Anthologies (U of Wisconsin P, 1997). She is coeditor of the Biography special issues Afterlives: The [End Page 371] Testimonial Uses of Life Writing, with Laura E. Lyons (27.1; Winter 2004), Life Writing and Translation, with Miriam Fuchs (32.1; Winter 2009), and Palestinian Lives Under Occupation, with Morgan Cooper and Brahim Aoude (37.2; Spring 2014).
Richard Hardack received his doctorate in English and J.D. at the University of California-Berkeley, and has taught at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges. His book ‘Not Altogether Human’: Pantheism and the Dark Nature of the American Renaissance was published in 2012 by the University of Massachusetts Press, and he is completing a third book, New and Improved: The Zero-Sum Game of Corporate Personhood.
Barbara Harlow teaches English and comparative literature at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Resistance Literature (Routledge, 1986), Barred: Women, Writing, and Political Detention (Wesleyan UP, 1992), After Lives: Legacies of Revolutionary Writing (Verso, 1996), and coeditor with Mia Carter of Imperialism and Orientalism: A Documentary Sourcebook (1999) and the two volume Archives of Empire: 1. From the East India Company to the Suez Canal and 2. The Scramble for Africa (Duke UP, 2003). In addition to an intellectual biography of the South African activist Ruth First, she is working on a project examining historical connections between international humanitarian/human rights law and “third world” literature.
Lynn Mie Itagaki is Assistant Professor in the Departments of English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Program in Asian American Studies at The Ohio State University. She is currently finishing a book that examines the post-civil rights era in terms of the 1992 Los Angeles Crisis, and has published articles and reviews in African American Review, Amerasia Journal, Feminist Formations, and MELUS. Her next book project examines the aesthetics and politics of the media bystander in the post-9/11 era.
Michael D. Kennedy is Professor of Sociology and International Studies at Brown University. His forthcoming volume, Globalizing Knowledge: Intellectuals, Universities and Publics in Transformation (Stanford UP), represents his more typical focus. His exploration of Bethlehem...