Kevin C. Armitage
Kevin C. Armitage is an associate professor teaching environmental history and interdisciplinary studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is the author of The Nature Study Movement: The Forgotten Popularizer of America’s Conservation Ethic (University Press of Kansas, 2009) and a forthcoming study of environmental politics.
Davarian L. Baldwin
Davarian L. Baldwin is the Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of American Studies at Trinity College (CT). He is the author of Chicago’s New Negroes: Modernity, the Great Migration, and Black Urban Life (University of North Carolina Press, 2007) and coeditor (with Minkah Makalani) of the essay collection Escape from New York: The New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem (University of Minnesota Press, 2014). Baldwin is currently at work on two new single-authored projects, Land of Darkness: Chicago and the Making of Race in Modern America (Oxford University Press) and “UniverCities: How Higher Education Is Transforming Urban America.”
Suzanne Enzerink is a doctoral student in the Department of American Studies at Brown University. Her work centers on representations of miscegenation in twentieth-century literature and film, with a special focus on the black-white-yellow triad. Her current project reads Dorothy Dandridge’s career in relation to discourses on mixed race, performance, and cultural production in the 1950s, and is part of a larger study of black literature and film in the Cold War era.
Jean Franzino is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Virginia. Her dissertation project, “Freak Show Aesthetics: Exceptional Bodies and Racial Citizenship in Nineteenth-Century America,” looks at how concepts drawn from the freak show shaped the archive of nineteenth-century writing on slavery and abolition. [End Page 277]
Laura Sachiko Fugikawa
Laura Sachiko Fugikawa holds a doctoral degree in American studies and ethnicity with a certificate in gender studies from the University of Southern California. She was a Chancellors’ Postdoctoral Fellow in Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Currently she teaches Asian American studies and gender and women’s studies at University of Illinois at Chicago.
Christine Hong is assistant professor in literature and a principal faculty member in critical race and ethnic studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her forthcoming book, Blurring the Color Line, offers a comparative lens onto the projects of black freedom and Asian liberation within the contours of US military empire in the post-1945 Asia–Pacific region.
Alex Lubin is professor and chair of the Department of American Studies at the University of New Mexico. His most recent book, Geographies of Liberation: The Making of an Afro-Arab Political Imaginary, was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2014. He is completing a coedited volume, with Marwan Kraidy, titled American Studies between the American Century and the Arab Spring, to be published by UNC Press.
Minh-Ha T. Pham
Minh-Ha T. Pham is assistant professor in the Graduate Media Studies Program at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She has published widely on the overlapping fields of race, gender, fashion, technology, and consumerism in academic journals and mainstream media sites. Most recently, these include Feminist Media Studies; positions: east asia cultures critique; Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies; the Atlantic; the New Inquiry; Salon; and the American Prospect. Her research has also appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Chronicle of Higher Education, among other media sites, including her coauthored research blog Threadbared and the donated digital archive of women of color fashion history, Of Another Fashion. Her book on the racial and gender dimensions of personal style blogging labors and economies is forthcoming from Duke University Press in 2015. [End Page 278]
David Squires is completing his PhD in English at the University at Buffalo. His dissertation provides the first account of how transatlantic modernism and information sciences developed a critical, yet mutual, relationship with neo-imperialist institutions between 1880 and 1950. He recently coedited Porn Archives (Duke University Press, 2014) and has published on poetry, pulp fiction, and library science.
Kirstine Taylor is completing her PhD in political science...