Ikuko Asaka is assistant professor of history at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include transnational and diasporic dimensions of African American history, the intersectionality of empire, race, and gender, and the history of the United States in the world. She is working on two projects, both of which interrogate the interconnections of African American politics and historical relations of US Empire, namely, Pacific expansion and settler colonialism.
George Blaustein is assistant professor of American Studies at the University of Amsterdam. He is completing a book titled “To the Heart of Europe: War, Occupation, American Studies.”
Lisa Marie Cacho
Lisa Marie Cacho is associate professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in Latina/Latino studies and Asian American studies. Her book, Social Death: Racialized Rightlessness and the Criminalization of the Unprotected (New York University Press, 2012), won the John Hope Franklin award in 2013 for best book in American studies.
Iván Chaar-López is a PhD student in the Department of American Culture at the University of Michigan, where he is researching technologies of the US–Mexico borderlands in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His work traverses the boundaries of new media studies, Latina/o studies, and both US and Latin American history.
Dan Colson is assistant professor of English at Emporia State University. His research challenges the notion that anarchism had an insignificant (some say meaningless) influence on American literature and culture. By exploring anarchism’s wide-ranging impact from the Civil War to World War II, he suggests that the nation’s representational logic foreclosed on anarchism yet [End Page 1167] left an archive of antigovernment texts as a residual challenge to American democracy. His published work has appeared in Radical Teacher, Studies in American Naturalism, Philip Roth Studies, and the AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom, among other journals.
Harris Feinsod is assistant professor in the Department of English and the Program in Comparative Literary Studies at Northwestern University. His current book manuscript is entitled Fluent Mundo: Inter-American Poetry from Good Neighbors to Countercultures. His recent writing appears or is forthcoming in American Literary History, Arcade, Centro: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Chicago Review, and the Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 4th ed. (Princeton University Press, 2012), for which he was assistant editor.
Roderick A. Ferguson
Roderick A. Ferguson is faculty in the Departments of African American Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the coeditor with Grace Hong of the University of Minnesota Press series Difference Incorporated. Also with Hong, he is the coeditor of the anthology Strange Affinities: The Gender and Sexual Politics of Comparative Racialization (Duke University Press, 2011). In addition, he is the author of The Reorder of Things: The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference (University of Minnesota Press, 2012) and Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique (University of Minnesota Press, 2004).
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 (with Alex Lubin) of “Settler Colonialism,” a special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly (2008), and the editor of Formations of United States Colonialism (Duke University Press, 2014). His current book project is a study of the entanglements of US colonialism, racial capitalism, and economies of dispossession and conciliation in the historical present.
Nadine Suleiman Naber
Nadine Suleiman Naber is associate professor in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, [End Page 1168] Chicago, and a member of the Diaspora Studies Cluster and the Middle East and North Africa Studies Cluster. She is currently a research fellow with the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and an International Fellow with the Open Society Foundation’s Academic Fellowship Program (2013–15) to work with the Institute of Women’s Studies at Birzeit University in Palestine. She is the author of Arab America...