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Jason Breiter is a doctoral student in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. His current research focuses on contemporary American literature and the emerging field of post-postmodern studies.

Ricia Anne Chansky is Associate Professor of Literature and Writing at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, and a Fulbright Specialist in auto/biography studies. She is the co-editor of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies and two forthcoming books, The Routledge Auto/Biography Studies Reader, and Movement and Belonging: Transnational Themes in Auto/Biographical Narratives of the Americas, also from Routledge.

Rocío G. Davis is Professor of English at the University of Navarra, Spain. Her works on life writing include Relative Histories: Mediating History in Asian American Family Memoirs (U of Hawai’i P, 2011), and Begin Here: Reading Asian North American Biographies of Childhood (U of Hawai’i P, 2007).

Leigh Gilmore is the author of The Limits of Autobiography: Trauma and Testimony (Cornell UP, 2001), Autobiographics: A Feminist Theory of Women’s Self-Representation (Cornell UP, 1994), and co-editor of Autobiography and Postmodernism (U of Massachusetts P, 1994). She has published articles on autobiography and feminist theory in Feminist Studies, Signs, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and Biography, among others, and in numerous collections. She was Dorothy Cruickshank Backstrand Chair of Gender and Women’s Studies at Scripps College and Professor of English at The Ohio State University, and has held visiting appointments at UC Santa Cruz, UC Berkeley, Northeastern University, and Harvard Divinity School. She is currently finishing a book of women’s legal and literary life narratives and testimony in the global context of neoliberalism.

Emma Maguire is a PhD Candidate in English Literature at Flinders University. Her research project examines girls’ digital modes of self-representation as automedia. You can find out more about Emma’s work by visiting

Orly Lael Netzer is a PhD student in the University of Alberta’s Department of English and Film Studies, and a co-founder of the IABA Graduate [End Page 152] Student and New Scholar Network (SNS). Her doctoral research focuses on cross-cultural Canadian literatures in English and French at the turn of the twenty-first century. Orly is a research affiliate at the Canadian Literature Centre/Centre de littérature canadienne (CLC).

Ella Ophir is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Saskatchewan. She specializes in British and American modernist literature, and has published widely on modernist fiction, poetry, and documentary. Her recent work explores the relationship between language and power, with a particular focus on conceptions of voice.

Julie Rak is Professor and the Associate Chair of Graduate Studies at the University of Alberta. Her latest books are Boom! Manufacturing Memoir for the Popular Market (Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2013); with Anna Poletti, Identity Technologies: Constructing the Self Online (U of Wisconsin P, 2014); and with Keavy Martin, a new edition of Mini Aodla Freeman’s Life Among the Quallunaat (U of Manitoba P, 2015), a memoir of Inuit life in transit.

Lucinda Rasmussen recently completed her PhD in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta, where she currently teaches a range of first-year English courses. Her research and teaching interests include contemporary women’s auto/biography, pop feminism, decolonization, and Indigenous literature.

Candida Rifkind is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Winnipeg, where she specializes in graphic life narratives and Canadian popular and political writing. She is the author of Comrades and Critics: Women, Literature, and the Left in 1930s Canada (U of Toronto P, 2009), and co-editor with Linda Warley of a forthcoming collection, Canadian Graphic Life Narratives. Recent publications include articles on Guy Delisle’s comics travelogue Shenzhen, the biotopographies of Seth’s “picture novella” George Sprott, metabiography and black visuality in Ho Che Anderson’s King, and visual nostalgias of the Canadian company town. She is currently writing a book on transnational graphic biography.

Elizabeth Rodrigues is a PhD candidate in English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan. Her dissertation focuses on data as an epistemological concept and aesthetic form in twentieth...


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