Ashna Ali is a doctoral candidate in the Comparative Literature program at The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), where she is the co-chair of Postcolonial Studies Group. She teaches in the English Department at Queens College, CUNY, and the Food Studies Department at The New School. Her research interests include Anglophone and Italo-phone literary and cinematic narratives of African migration to Europe post-1945, queer migrant urban community formations, and the ontological status of the migrant black female body. She is a managing editor at Litmus Press and was a proofreader for Postcolonial Text. She is also a poet, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Elif Öztabak-Avcı is Assistant Professor at Middle East Technical University in the Department of Foreign Language Education. She completed her Ph.D. in Literary Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her dissertation is titled "'Dirty Hands': The Servant as a Political Figure in Contemporary Fiction." Her most recent publications include "Cleaning up the Dirt: A Study of Maggie Gee's My Cleaner" in the Journal of Post-colonial Writing, and "'You Never Know Who You're Addressing': A Study of the Inscribed 'You' in Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day," in Kazuo Ishiguro in a Global Context edited by Cynthia F. Wong and Hulya Yildiz. She is currently working on a project about neo-slave narratives in British literature.
Homi K. Bhabha is the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities in the Department of English, the Director of the Mahindra Humanities Center, and the Senior Advisor on the Humanities to the President and Provost at Harvard University. He is the author of numerous works exploring postcolonial theory, cultural change and power, contemporary art, and cosmopolitanism, including Nation and Narration and The Location of [End Page 163] Culture, reprinted as a Routledge Classic in 2004. He is a member of the Academic Committee for the Shanghai Power Station of Art and the Mobilising the Humanities Advisory Board (British Council); an advisor on the Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP) project at the Museum of Modern Art New York, and a Trustee of the UNESCO World Report on Cultural Diversity. He holds honorary degrees from Université Paris 8, University College London, and the Free University Berlin. In 2016, he was conferred the Humboldt Research Award; and in 2012, the Government of India's Padma Bhushan Presidential Award in the fields of literature and education. He has a forthcoming book on contemporary art with University of Chicago Press.
Rahul K. Gairola is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. He received a joint doctorate in English and Critical Theory from the University of Washington, Seattle. He is the author of Homelandings: Postcolonial Diasporas and Transatlantic Belonging (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2016) and co-editor (with Nalini Iyer and Amritjit Singh) of Revisiting India's Partition: New Essays on Memory, Culture, & Politics (Lexington Books, 2016). He is an article editor for Postcolonial Text, and is currently working on a new book project that critically tracks shifting meanings of "home" in digital identities and cultures of twenty-first-century South Asia and its diasporas.
Chang-Hee Kim is Associate Professor of English at Yonsei University at Wonju in South Korea. He received his doctorate in English from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2009. His research interests include American literature of multiculturalism, focusing on issues of race, gender, sexuality, and biopolitics in American society after World War II, and critiquing postcolonial subject-formation, transnational diaspora, and neoliberal capitalism.
Ryan Siemers is a doctoral candidate at the University of Utah. His dissertation examines the legacy of auricular confession as it persists in the modern novel. [End Page 164]
Allison Tharp received her Ph.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi where she focused on nineteenth-century American protest literature and rhetorical criticism. Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher in writing pedagogy at the University of Delaware.
Margaret Toth is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Film Studies minor at Manhattan College, where she teaches courses on U.S. literature, film, and adaptation...