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Abigail Boggs Abigail Boggs is associate graduate program director for Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In fall 2016 she will be assistant professor of sociology at Wesleyan University. She received her doctorate from the University of California, Davis, in cultural studies. She is revising her manuscript, “American Futures: International Students and the U.S. University.” Her writing has appeared in Scholar and the Feminist and Mobile Desires: The Politics and Erotics of Mobility Justice.

Kristina Bross Kristina Bross is associate professor of English at Purdue University and the immediate past president of the Society of Early Americanists. She is the author of Dry Bones and Indian Sermons: Praying Indians in Colonial America (Cornell University Press, 2004) and editor (with Hilary Wyss) of Early Native Literacies in New England: A Documentary and Critical Anthology (University of Massachusetts Press, 2008). She has also edited a collection of essays by Purdue undergraduates that presents their archival research into Purdue’s history: Little Else than a Memory: Purdue Students Search for the Class of 1904 (Purdue University Press for the Honors College, 2014).

Michael Mark Cohen Michael Mark Cohen is associate teaching professor of American studies and African American studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his PhD in American studies from Yale University in 2004.

Bridget R. Cooks Bridget R. Cooks is associate professor of art history and chair of the Department of African American Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Her scholarship addresses representations of African Americans in visual culture, the history of African American artists, and museum criticism. She is the author of Exhibiting Blackness: African Americans and the American Art Museum (University of Massachusetts Press, 2011). Some of her publications can be found in Afterimage, American Studies, and Pedagogy. [End Page 499]

David Correia David Correia is associate professor of American studies at the University of New Mexico and the author of Properties of Violence: Law and Land Grant Studies in Northern New Mexico (University of Georgia Press, 2013).

Glen Coulthard Glen Coulthard is a member of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation and an assistant professor in the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program and the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition (University of Minnesota Press, 2014).

Graham Eng-Wilmot Graham Eng-Wilmot is a PhD candidate in the Program in Visual Studies at the University of California, Irvine. His work focuses on how musicians and artists negotiated the racial dynamics of the 1980s, specifically via digital instruments and themes from science fiction. Before entering graduate school, he was a national home page editor at the Washington Post. He has also served as editor in chief of Words. Beats. Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture.

Tanya Erzen Tanya Erzen is associate professor of religion and gender studies at the University of Puget Sound and executive director of the Freedom Education Project Puget Sound, a college program for incarcerated women in Washington State. In 2014 she received a Soros Justice Fellowship from the Open Society Foundation. Her book God in Captivity: Redemption and Punishment in American Faith-Based Prisons is forthcoming from Beacon Press in 2016. She is the author of Straight to Jesus: Sexual and Christian Conversions in the Ex-Gay Movement (University of California Press, 2006), which received the Ruth Benedict Prize and the Gustave O. Arlt award, and Fanpire: The Religion of Twilight (Beacon, 2012), and coeditor (with Andrea McArdle) of Zero Tolerance: Quality of Life and the New Police Brutality in New York City (New York University Press, 2001).

Gordon Fraser Gordon Fraser is assistant professor of English at North Dakota State University, where he specializes in the literature and print culture of North America in the nineteenth century. His scholarship has appeared in numerous journals, [End Page 500] including J19 and PMLA, and he was the recipient for 2015 of the William Riley Parker Prize. The present essay is excerpted from his monograph in progress, “Nationalist Cosmologies: Print Culture, Astronomy, and the Limits of the Universal in Nineteenth-Century America.”

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