Michael Lujan Bevacqua comes from the Kabesa and Bittot clans of Guam and is assistant professor of Chamorro language at the University of Guam. His work deals with the historical and contemporary effects of colonization on Chamorros and theorizes on the possibilities for their decolonization. He is currently the program coordinator for the university’s Chamorro Studies Program, the only academic unit in the world dedicated to the study of the native people of the Marianas.
Isa Kelley Bowman is an assistant professor of comparative literature and coordinator of the Women and Gender Studies Program at the University of Guam. She is currently studying nonmaternal representations of sexuality in the Carmina Burana and oral narratives from World War II survivors on Guåhan, especially palao’an guerra.
Marnie Campagnaro received her Ph.D. in pedagogical and educational sciences, and she teaches theory and history of children’s literature in the Educational and Training Sciences Program at the University of Padua in Italy. Her recent publications include Le terre della fantasia: Leggere la letteratura per l’infanzia e l’adolescenza (2014) and La grande guerra raccontata ai ragazzi (2015).
Lianne Marie Leda Charlie is a descendant of the Tagé Cho Hudän (Big River People), Northern Tutchone–speaking people of the Yukon. She was raised by her mother, a second-generation Canadian of Danish and Icelandic ancestry, on the unceded territories of the Lekwungen-speaking people in what is commonly known as Victoria, British Columbia. She is currently pursuing a [End Page 148] Ph.D. in Indigenous politics at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and developing a theory of Indigenous collage.
Donovan Kūhiō Colleps is from ‘Ewa, O‘ahu. He is a poet, teacher, and scholar at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. His latest poetry collection is Proposed Additions (2014). He is currently working on a book-length prose poem based on his great-grandfather’s handwritten journals from the early 1900s.
Amanda Firestone is an assistant professor of communication at the University of Tampa. Her research concerns the heroine’s coming-of-age experience in young adult literature, particularly Bella Swan from The Twilight Saga. She loves fairy tales and as a child dreamed she could transform into Maleficent’s dragon; she’s still hoping it will happen.
Candace Fujikane is an associate professor of English at the University of Hawai‘i. She has co-edited with Jonathan Okamura Asian Settler Colonialism: From Local Governance to the Habits of Everyday Life in Hawai‘i (2008). She is currently working on her book manuscript, Mapping Abundance: Indigenous and Critical Settler Cartography in Hawai‘i.
Jeana Jorgensen holds a Ph.D. in folklore with a minor in gender studies from Indiana University. She teaches at Butler University in the Department of Anthropology and in the Gender, Women’s Studies, and Sexuality Studies Program. When not engaging in fairy-tale research, she studies dance, body art, and cultural issues surrounding sex education.
Scott Nalani Ka‘alele is a Ph.D. candidate in the English Department at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. His areas of research include Hawaiian literature, African American literature, composition studies, comics studies, and Shakespeare. He was born and raised on the island of Oahu.
Bryan Kamaoli Kuwada believes in the power and potential of ea, of life, of breath, of rising, of sovereignty, because he sees it all around him, embodied in the ‘āina, the kai, his family, and his beautiful community. He is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. He is editor of Hūlili: Multidisciplinary Research on Hawaiian Well-Being and co-founder of the collaborative blog Ke Ka‘upu Hehi ‘Ale.
Kirstian Lezubski received her M.A. in cultural studies from the University of Winnipeg, where she focused her research on young peoples’ texts and cultures. [End Page 149] Her current research interests include youth culture and the Internet and the intersecting representations of gender and adolescence in children’s animation.
Kari Maaren is a Ryerson University lecturer with a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Toronto. Her area of expertise is monstrosity in...