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Maurizio Albahari is associate professor of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of Crimes of Peace: Mediterranean Migrations at the World’s Deadliest Border (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015). Recent essays on refugee and migrant mobility, as well as on related forms of civic and scholarly engagement, have appeared in Social Research, Anthropology Today, Anthropology News, Anthropology Now, Anthropological Quarterly, and on the Cultural Anthropology webpage.

Tanya Golash-Boza is a professor of sociology at the University of California–Merced. She has published five books and thirty-five articles and book chapters. Her latest book, Deported: Immigrant Policing, Disposable Labor and Global Capitalism (NYU Press, 2016), was awarded the Distinguished Contribution to Research Book Award from the Latino/a Studies Section of the American Sociological Association. In 2010, she won the Distinguished Early Career Award from the Racial and Ethnic Minorities Studies Section of the American Sociological Association.

Adam Goodman is an assistant professor of history and Latin American and Latino studies at the University of Illinois–Chicago. He has published articles, essays, and reviews in academic venues like the Journal of American Ethnic History and popular outlets such as The Nation and the Washington Post. Goodman’s current book project explores the history of deportation from the United States and the different ways that the federal government has forced, coerced, and encouraged people to leave the country over the last 125 years.

Yogita Goyal is associate professor of English and African American studies at the University of California–Los Angeles, editor of the journal Contemporary Literature, and vice president of the Association for the Study of Arts of the Present (ASAP). She is the author of Romance, Diaspora, and Black Atlantic Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2010), guest editor of a special issue of Research in African Literatures (Fall 2014), and editor of the Cambridge Companion to Transnational American Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2017). She is currently writing a book on the revival of the slave narrative as a new world literary genre in contemporary literature, titled Runaway Genres: Global Afterlives of Slavery.

Sumi Madhok is associate professor of transnational gender studies at the London School of Economics. She is the author of Rethinking Agency: Developmentalism, Gender and Rights (Routledge, 2013), which through an ethnography of the life trajectories of developmentalism and rights in northwest India proposes a different theoretical framework for conceptualizing agency and coercion. She is also the coeditor of Gender, Agency and Coercion (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and of the Sage Handbook of Feminist Theory (Sage, 2014). Currently, she is completing a monograph [End Page 579] on decolonizing human rights provisionally titled “Vernacular Rights Cultures, Gender and Citizenship in South Asia.”

John McCallum is Earl S. Johnson Instructor in History at the University of Chicago. His dissertation and current book project, “Democratic Violence and the Transformation of American Moral Sentiments in the ‘Good War,’ ” examines how the experience of total war in the 1940s changed common-sense understandings about the ethics of international violence in American public life. He has published on censorship, moral judgment, and twentieth-century warfare in Diplomatic History.

Alexandra Schultheis Moore, professor of English at Binghamton University, is the author of Vulnerability and Security in Human Rights Literature and Visual Culture (Routledge, 2015) and Regenerative Fictions: Postcolonialism, Psychoanalysis, and the Nation as Family (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) in addition to many essays and book chapters. She has also coedited several volumes: The Routledge Companion to Literature and Human Rights (with Sophia A. McClennen, Routledge, 2015); Teaching Human Rights in Literary and Cultural Studies (with Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg, Modern Language Association, 2015); Globally Networked Teaching in the Humanities (with Sunka Simon, Routledge, 2015); and Theoretical Perspectives on Human Rights and Literature (with Goldberg, Routledge, 2011).

Angela Naimou is associate professor of English at Clemson University. She is the author of Salvage Work: U.S. and Caribbean Literatures amid the Debris of Legal Personhood (Fordham, 2015), which won the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP) Book Prize and received Honorable Mention for the Modern Language Association’s William Sanders Scarborough Prize. She currently serves as treasurer for ASAP, is an associate editor of the journal College...


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