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Adrian De Leon is a Ph.D. student in the Department of History at the University of Toronto. His research examines the quantitative turn of nutritional sciences in American military and imperial context. He has also presented and published on the histories of migration, street vendors, and food security in cities.

Robert Diaz is Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto. His research has been published in Signs: Journal of Women and Culture in Society, GLQ: Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Women and Performance, and Plaridel, and in the anthologies Philippine Palimpsests: Essays for the 21st Century and Global Asian Popular Culture.

Kareem Khubchandani is the Mellon Assistant Professor in the Department of Drama and Dance at Tufts University teaching at the intersections of queer studies and performance studies. He received his Ph.D. in performance studies from Northwestern University, and is working on a book project titled Ishtyle: Labor, Intimacy, and Dance in Gay South Asian Nightlife.

Asha Nadkarni is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She specializes in American studies, postcolonial literature and theory, Asian American studies, and transnational feminist theory, and is the author of Eugenic Feminism: Reproductive Nationalism in the United States and India (University of Minnesota Press, 2014).

Sanae Nakatani is a Ph.D. student in the Department of American Studies at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Her research focuses on the strategic identity formations of three Nisei cultural producers: Isamu Noguchi, Minoru Yamasaki, and George Nakashima. She currently teaches at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan. [End Page 443]

Lori Pierce received her Ph.D. from the University of Hawai’i in American studies. She teaches in the African and Black Diaspora Studies Program at DePaul University, teaching courses on racism and African American history during the Jim Crow era. Her current research focuses on race relations in Hawai’i during the Territorial Era.

Uzma Quraishi is an Assistant Professor of History at Sam Houston State University and Summerlee Fellow for the Study of Texas History at Southern Methodist University (2016–17). She is currently completing a book manuscript, “Making Houston Home: South Asian Immigrants and Racial Formation in the Post–Civil Rights Era.” Her work on diaspora and national identity among Indo-Trinidadians has appeared in the Journal of Social History.

Stephen Cho Suh is an Assistant Professor of Sociology & Women’s and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado–Colorado Springs. He has published works examining the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, migration, and identity in outlets such as the Journal of Men & Masculinities and The Society Pages.

Kristina Vassil is an Assistant Professor of Japanese in the Department of World Languages and Literatures at California State University, Sacramento. Her work focuses on the literary production of Japanese migrants who lived and worked in the United States in the early twentieth century.

Fan Yang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Communication Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). She is the author of Faked in China: Nation Branding, Counterfeit Culture, and Globalization (Indiana University Press, 2015). Her work on cultural studies, globalization, and Chinese media has appeared in such journals as Theory, Culture & Society, New Media & Society, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, and Critical Studies in Media Communication. [End Page 444]



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