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Erica Maria Cheung is a PhD student of Culture & Theory at the University of California, Irvine. Her interdisciplinary research explores the intersections of food, identity formation, critical landscapes, and cyberspace. She is currently interested in analyzing the production and consumption of food as performative self-making within the “global city” of Los Angeles.

Jordan Beltran Gonzales is author of “’Con dolor de corazon’: Militarization and Transracial Recognition among Mexican Americans and Filipinos in the Bataan Death March” in Latinas/os and World War II: Mobility, Agency, and Ideology (University of Texas Press 2014) and co-author with Tracy Lachica Buenavista, of “DREAMs Deterred: Filipino Experiences and an Anti-Militarization Critique of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act” (Asian American Policy Review 2011). He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University and a master’s degree in Ethnic Studies from University of California, Berkeley. His research is about the Philippines and the Bataan Death March in World War II, post-war social movements for Filipinos’ citizenship and veterans benefits, and various memorial projects in the present day.

Shawn Higgins is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Connecticut. His dissertation explores the soundscapes of U.S. literature with a focus on nationalism in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He was also the DJ/host of the award-winning radio program “Cyber Nation Radio” on KUCR 88.3fm, performing under the DJ name “Shenanigans!”

Kimberly Kay Hoang is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago. She is the author of the monograph Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work (University of California Press, 2015). Her work has also appeared in Social Problems, Gender & Society, and Contexts. [End Page 231]

Vivian L. Huang is the Gaius Charles Bolin Fellow in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and Comparative Literature, 2014–2016, at Williams College. Vivian is a PhD candidate in the Department of Performance Studies at New York University, where she is completing a dissertation on strategic redeployments of inscrutability in contemporary Asian American performance.

Anne-Marie Lee-Loy is an associate professor of English at Ryerson University and the author of Searching for Mr. Chin: Constructions of Nation and the Chinese in West Indian Literature (Temple University Press, 2010), winner of the Gordon K and Sybil Lewis Book Prize from the Caribbean Studies Association.

Bakirathi Mani is Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature, Swarthmore College. She is the author of Aspiring to Home: South Asians in America (Stanford University Press, 2012), and is currently completing another monograph, Ways of Seeing: South Asian Diasporic Visual and Exhibition Cultures. Her essays on transnational visual culture and performance, feminisms and neoliberalism have been published in Social Text, Positions, Diaspora, and American Quarterly, among other venues. She is also a collaborator with Independent Curators International.

Cynthia Wu is an associate professor of American studies in the Department of Transnational Studies at the University at Buffalo (SUNY). She is the author of Chang and Eng Reconnected: The Original Siamese Twins in American Culture (Temple University Press, 2012). [End Page 232]



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