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Alyosha Goldstein is an Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico. He is the author of Poverty in Common: The Politics of Community Action during the American Century (Duke University Press, 2012), the co-editor (with Alex Lubin) of the “Settler Colonialism” special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly (2008), and the editor of Formations of United States Colonialism (Duke University Press, 2014). His current book project is a study of the entanglements of U.S. colonialism, racial capitalism, and economies of dispossession and conciliation in the historical present. Alyosha’s email address is

Juliana Hu Pegues is Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She is also an affiliate faculty in the Race, Indigeneity, Gender and Sexuality (RIGS) Initiative. Her teaching and research focus on 19th and 20th century history and literature, with methodological and pedagogical investments in women of color feminism and queer of color critique. Her current book project, Settler Space and Time, analyzes Native and Asian relations in Alaska to critically interrogate the gendered and racial formations of settler colonialism and empire. Juliana is also a poet and playwright. Her email address is

Shona N. Jackson is Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University. She is the author of Creole Indigeneity: Between Myth and Nation in the Caribbean (Minnesota 2012) and a member of the editorial board of Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters, among others. Born in Georgetown, Guyana, Jackson works at the intersections of Caribbean, black diaspora, postcolonial, settler colonial, and Indigenous Studies. She is currently at work on a book manuscript titled Marxism, History, and Indigenous Sovereignty in the Caribbean. Shona can be reached at More information about her work can be found at:

Tiffany Lethabo King is currently an Assistant Professor in the Institute for Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Georgia State University. She is writing a manuscript on the relations of conquest, Black practices of abolition and Native decolonization on Turtle Island. Tiffany can be reached at

Justin Leroy is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Davis. His first book, Freedom’s Limit: Slavery and Its Afterlives in the Long Nineteenth Century, will appear in the History of U.S. Capitalism series from Columbia University Press. Justin can be reached at

Michael Neocosmos is Professor and Director of the Unit for the Humanities at Rhodes University, South Africa. He has been researching and writing on various topics such as Rural Development, Political Economy, Democracy, Popular Struggles, Xenophobia, Politics and Social Theory in Africa for many years. His latest book is Thinking Freedom in Africa, Wits University Press 2016. Michael can be reached at

Shaista Patel is a PhD candidate in Social Justice Education and Graduate Collaborative Program in Women and Gender Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at University of Toronto. Her doctoral project is invested in reading for the place of non-Indigenous, non-Black People of Color in North America through facilitating conversations among Indigenous feminist theories, postcolonial studies, South Asian Subaltern Studies and anti-racist feminist critiques of the white settler and racial state. Shaista identifies as a Pakistani Muslim feminist. She can be reached at

Neil Roberts is Associate Professor of Africana studies, political theory, and the philosophy of religion at Williams College. Neil’s books include Freedom as Marronage (2015) and the collaborative work Journeys in Caribbean Thought (2016). He is President-Elect of the Caribbean Philosophical Association. Neil may be reached at

Audra Simpson is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. She is the author of Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life Across the Borders of Settler States (Duke University Press, 2014), co-editor of Theorizing Native Studies (Duke University Press, 2014). She has articles in Cultural Anthropology, American Quarterly, Junctures, Law and Contemporary Problems and Wicazo Sa Review. In 2010, she won Columbia University’s School for General...

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