John Bloom is associate professor in the Department of History and Philosophy at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of books on sports and culture in the United States, including A House of Cards: Baseball Card Collecting and Popular Culture (University of Minnesota Press, 1997), To Show What an Indian Can Do: Sports at Native American Boarding Schools (University of Minnesota Press, 2000), and There You Have It: The Life, Legacy, and Legend of Howard Cosell (University of Massachusetts Press, 2010). He has also edited, with Michael Nevin Willard, Sports Matters: Race, Recreation, and Culture (New York University Press, 2002).
Joseph Darda is assistant professor of English at Texas Christian University, where he is a core member of the Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies Program and an affiliate member of the Women and Gender Studies Program. His articles have appeared in such journals as American Literature, Contemporary Literature, African American Review, Journal of American Studies, and Criticism. While serving as the managing editor of LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, he edited and introduced the special issue “Literary Counterhistories of US Exceptionalism” (2014).
Theresa L. Geller
Theresa L. Geller is associate professor of film theory and history in the Department of English at Grinnell College. She was a recent Mellon Fellow at Yale University and is currently an affiliated scholar with the Beatrice Bain Research Group at UC Berkeley. Her book, The X-Files, was recently published by Wayne State University Press, and her other scholarship has appeared in Biography, Senses of Cinema, Rhizomes, Velvet Light Trap, and Camera Obscura. She is also the coeditor of a forthcoming volume on the filmmaker Todd Haynes.
Kate Masur is associate professor of history at Northwestern University. She is the author of An Example for All the Land: Emancipation and the Struggle over Equality in Washington, DC (University of North Carolina Press, 2010), and [End Page 187] editor, with Gregory P. Downs, of The World the Civil War Made (University of North Carolina Press, 2015).
Kristin Moriah recently defended her dissertation in African American culture and English literature at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her work can be found in Callaloo, Theater Journal, TDR, Peer English, and Understanding Blackness through Performance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). Her research interests include late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century African American performance, including the circulation of African American performance within the black diaspora and its influence on the formation of national identity.
Jennifer C. Nash
Jennifer C. Nash is associate professor of African American studies and gender and sexuality studies at Northwestern University. She is the author of The Black Body in Ecstasy: Reading Race, Reading Pornography (Duke University Press, 2014) and articles appearing in Signs, GLQ, Feminist Studies, and Feminist Theory.
Juliet Nebolon is a PhD candidate in the American Studies Program at Yale University. Her dissertation explores the interconnected structures of settler colonialism and military occupation in Hawai‘i during the Pacific War through narratives of public health, domestic science, education, the acquisition of land on US military bases, and the transpacific internment of Japanese Americans, Indigenous peoples, and prisoners of war.
Mecca Jamilah Sullivan
Mecca Jamilah Sullivan is assistant professor of women, gender, sexuality studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research explores poetic form and difference in Afro-diasporic women’s literatures and cultures.
Patrick G. Wilz
Patrick G. Wilz is a PhD candidate in the history department at the University of Minnesota and writes on twentieth-century politics, media, and culture in the United States and Europe. His dissertation research focuses on technological innovation, political change, and the relationship between print journalism and the public from the 1960s to the 1990s. [End Page 188]
John Worsencroft is a doctoral candidate in history at Temple University. His dissertation, “Stability Operations: Military Families in the Postwar Era,” is a history of family policies in the US Army and Marine Corps, and how gender shapes rights, obligations, and citizenship in America. He earned an MA in history from the University of Utah. Before pursuing graduate studies, he was a US Marine and fought in Iraq in 2003. [End Page 189]