Laura Briggs is professor and chair of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her most recent book, Somebody’s Children: The Politics of Transracial and Transnational Adoption (Duke University Press, 2012), examines the political economy and history of the disappearances of children as a tactic of terror against indigenous and racialized populations in Central America and North America.
Andrew Buchanan graduated from Oxford University in 1980, and for the next twenty-five years he worked as a machinist. He received his MA from Rutgers University in 2005, and his doctorate in 2011. Since 2007, he has taught global and military history at the University of Vermont, where he is a senior lecturer. His book, American Grand Strategy in the Mediterranean during World War II, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2014. He has published several articles, including in the Journal of Contemporary History, Diplomacy and Statecraft, and Global War Studies.
Jewel Castro is a Samoan multimedia artist, curator, public speaker, and writer. She earned a master of fine arts degree in visual arts from the University of California at San Diego. She has taught in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington in Tacoma since 2013. Most recently, her paintings and drawings were featured in the exhibition “The Growing Visibility of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: The Legacy of the AANAPISI,” curated by Rochelle Fonoti at South Seattle College. Jewel was born in Chicago, raised in San Diego and Laguna Beach, California, and now lives near Seattle. Her mother was from American Samoa. And her maternal grandparents were the late Reverend Suitony Galea’i of Fitiuta in Manua, and Tinei of Samoa. For more information, visit Jewel’s website at www.jewelcastro.com. [End Page 855]
Christine Taitano DeLisle
Christine Taitano DeLisle is assistant professor of American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota. She is a 2015–2016 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and an elected Council member of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. DeLisle has published articles in leading journals in Pacific studies, gender and women’s studies, and museum studies, and is completing a book manuscript on the historical and cultural relations between Chamorro women and American Navy wives in Guam.
Cynthia Enloe is research professor at Clark University in Massachusetts. Her recent books include Seriously: Investigating Crashes and Crises as If Women Mattered (University of California Press, 2012); a new, updated edition of Bananas, Beaches, and Bases (University of California Press, 2014); and the updated second edition of Globalization and Militarism: Feminists Make the Link (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016).
Raphael Folsom is assistant professor of history at the University of Oklahoma. His first book, The Yaquis and the Empire: Violence, Spanish Imperial Power, and Native Resilience in Colonial Mexico (Yale University Press, 2014), won the 2015 Latin American Studies Association Social Science Book Award sponsored by the LASA Mexico section, among other awards.
Ayano Ginoza is a postdoctoral fellow with the International Institute for Okinawan Studies at the University of the Ryukyus. Her research and teaching interests include race, class, gender, and empire in the United States and Japan; militarism and colonialism; indigenous articulations and movements; and tourism and native studies. She was born and raised in Okinawa.
Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez
Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez is associate professor of American studies and director of the Honors Program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She is the author of Securing Paradise: Tourism and Militarism in Hawai‘i and the Philippines (Duke University Press, 2013), which was the 2015 winner of the Association for Asian American Studies Cultural Studies book award. Her work has also appeared most recently in Radical History Review and The Global [End Page 856] South, and the collections Mobile Desires: The Politics and Erotics of Mobility Justice (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and Making the Empire Work: Labor and United States Imperialism (New York University Press, 2015) and Militarized Currents: Toward a Decolonized Future in Asia and the Pacific (University of Minnesota Press, 2010).
Julia Michiko Hori
Julia Michiko Hori is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at Princeton University. Her research focuses on Caribbean literature and visual culture, media studies, and postcolonial theory, with additional interests in critical race, environmental studies, and spatial theory. Her current work examines the afterlives of Atlantic slavery from early colonial travelogues to postcards, to the contemporary aesthetic/spatial practices of the restored plantation, the resort compound, and the cruise ship.
Jennifer Lynn Kelly
Jennifer Lynn Kelly is a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Communication at University of California, San Diego. She received her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in American Studies, with a Portfolio in Women’s and Gender Studies. Her research broadly focuses on the relationships between tourism and colonial state practice and she is working on her first book, a multisited ethnographic study of solidarity tourism in Occupied Palestine.
Adriane Lentz-Smith is associate professor of history, African and African American studies, and women’s studies at Duke University and the author of Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I (Harvard University Press, 2009). Her current project, “The Laws Have Hurt Me: African Americans, State Violence, and Civil Rights,” traces the refashioning of violence and white supremacy in the wake of the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts of the mid-1960s.
Jana K. Lipman
Jana K. Lipman is associate professor of history at Tulane University. She is the author of Guantánamo: A Working-Class History between Empire and Revolution (University of California Press, 2009), which was the 2009 co-winner of the Taft Prize in Labor History. She coedited Making the Empire Work: Labor [End Page 857] and U.S. Imperialism (New York University Press, 2015) and cotranslated Ship of Fate: A Memoir of a Vietnamese Repatriate, by Trâ`n Đình Trụ (University of Hawai‘i Press, forthcoming). Her work has also appeared in American Quarterly, Immigrants and Minorities, the Journal of Asian American Studies, the Journal of American Ethnic History, the Journal of Military History, and Radical History Review.
Debbie Lisle is a reader in international relations in the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy at Queen’s University Belfast. Her work explores the intersections of travel, power, war, mobility, security, technology, culture, and visuality, and often uncovers the global politics in unexpected sites (e.g., museums, hotels, the Olympics, marathons). Her latest book is Holidays in the Danger Zone: Entanglements of War and Tourism (University of Minnesota Press, 2016).
Laurel Mei-Singh serves as a postdoctoral research associate in American studies at Princeton University. Her current project develops a genealogy of military fences and their relationship to Hawaiian struggles for national liberation and self-determination in Wai‘anae on the island of O‘ahu in Hawai‘i. She has worked with the Wai‘anae Environmental Justice Working Group, Hawai‘i Peace and Justice, and CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities.
Mimi Thi Nguyen
Mimi Thi Nguyen is associate professor of gender and women’s studies and Asian American studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her first book is The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt, and Other Refugee Passages (Duke University Press, 2012), which received the Outstanding Book Award in Cultural Studies from the Association of Asian American Studies in 2014. Her next project is called The Promise of Beauty. She has also published in Signs, Camera Obscura, Women & Performance, positions, and Radical History Review.
Christopher B. Patterson
Christopher B. Patterson is assistant professor of humanities and creative writing at Hong Kong Baptist University. His research focuses on transpacific discourses of games, literature, and films through the lens of empire studies, Asian American studies, and queer theory. His articles have appeared in Games [End Page 858] and Culture, M.E.L.U.S., and the anthologies Global Asian American Popular Cultures (New York University Press, 2016) and Queer Sex Work (Routledge, 2015).
Mary Louise Pratt
Mary Louise Pratt works in Latin American studies, comparative literature, and postcolonial studies. She taught for many years at Stanford University and New York University, and is the author of many essays and books, including the well-known book Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation (Routledge, 1992, 2007). She was president of the Modern Language Association in 2003. Her current research is on indigenous thought in the Americas, ecology, and language and globalization.
Christen Tsuyuko Sasaki
Christen Tsuyuko Sasaki is an assistant professor in the Department of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University. She received her doctorate in history from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research and published works focus on Asian Americans in the Pacific World.
Liz Ševčenko is founding director of the Humanities Action Lab (HAL), a consortium of twenty universities led by The New School, working with issue organizations and public spaces to develop public memory projects on pressing social issues. In HAL’s current project, States of Incarceration, over five hundred students and others directly affected by incarceration in twenty cities create a nationally traveling exhibit, website, and public dialogues on mass incarceration in historical perspective. Ševčenko was founding director of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience and the Guantánamo Public Memory Project. Her writing appears in journals focused on both heritage and human rights.
Cathy Stanton is a senior lecturer in anthropology at Tufts University and an active public historian and public anthropologist. Her work focuses on the uses of the past in economic redevelopment projects, including in deindustrialized places and as part of local food activism and advocacy efforts. She is the author of The Lowell Experiment: Public History in a Postindustrial City (University of Massachusetts Press, 2006). [End Page 859]
Rebecca L. Stein
Rebecca L. Stein is the Nicholas J. and Theresa M. Leonardy Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. She is the author of Itineraries in Conflict: Israelis, Palestinians, and the Political Lives of Tourism (Duke University Press, 2008), the coeditor of Palestine, Israel and the Politics of Popular Culture (Duke University Press, 2005) and The Struggle for Sovereignty: Palestine and Israel, 1993-2005 (Stanford University Press, 2006). Her most recent book is Digital Militarism: Israel’s Occupation in the Social Media Age (with Adi Kuntsman, Stanford University Press, 2015).
Teresia Teaiwa is director of Va’aomanū Pasifika: Programmes in Samoan Studies and Pacific Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. She is working on a book manuscript that examines the history of three generations of women soldiers from Fiji.
Adam Weaver is a senior lecturer in tourism management at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. His research interests include cruise tourism, target marketing in the tourism industry, tourist behavior, and social theory. He has published articles in journals such as Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Vacation Marketing, Tourism Analysis, International Journal of Tourism Research, and Current Issues in Tourism.
Ran Zwigenberg is assistant professor of history and Asian studies at Pennsylvania State University. His research focuses on modern Japanese history, with a specialization in memory and intellectual history. He has taught and lectured in the United States, Europe, Israel, and Japan, and published on issues of war memory, atomic energy, and survivor politics. He is the author of Hiroshima: The Origins of Global Memory Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2014), winner of the 2016 Association for Asian Studies’ John Whitney Hall Book Prize. [End Page 860]