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Josen Masangkay Diaz is Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of San Diego. She is at work on a book manuscript that explores the intersections of Marcos authoritarianism, post-1965 U.S. immigration reform, and Cold War modernity. Her work appears in Kritika Kultura.

Jeanette Yih Harvie, PhD, is a lecturer in the Department of Political Science at California State University, Los Angeles, where she teaches courses related to American government. Her research and publications focus on the political participation and political learning of Asian Americans. She is currently working on a book manuscript related to the transformative effects of military service on citizenship of Asian American veterans.

Kareem Khubchandani is Mellon Bridge Assistant Professor of Drama & Dance and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Tufts University. He is currently working on a monograph titled Ishtyle: Accenting Gay Indian Nightlife, and has published in JAAS, TSQ, The Velvet Light Trap, Theatre Topics, and Theatre Journal.

Na-Rae Kim is Assistant Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies at Kennesaw State University. She specializes in transnational Korean literature, Asian American literature, and critical Asian studies. Her latest research examines how the figure of the North Korean refugee is imagined in South Korean and North American cultural and political representations.

Winona Landis is a doctoral candidate in English literature at Miami University, Ohio. Her article “Diasporic Disidentification: The Participatory Fandom of Ms. Marvel” appeared in South Asian Popular Culture (2016) and her book chapter “Feeling Good and Eating Well: Race, Gender, and Affect in Ruth Ozeki’s My Year of Meats” was published in the anthology Food, Feminisms, and Rhetorics [End Page 169] (Southern Illinois University Press, 2017). She is currently working on her dissertation that focuses on Asian American studies, U.S. Empire, and popular culture through an interrogation of graphic narratives and visuality.

Pei-te Lien, born and raised in Taiwan, is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who also holds professorship in Asian American, Feminist, and Black Studies. She is the author and coauthor of numerous publications on the political participation and representation of Asian and other nonwhite Americans, including Contested Transformation: Race, Gender, and Political Leadership in 21st Century America (Cambridge 2016).

Y Thien Nguyen is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at Northwestern University. His research focuses on the legacies of violence and nation-building in postcolonial Vietnam. Specifically, his work explores how these historical episodes influenced—and continue to influence—postconflict Vietnamese communities.

Hao Jun Tam is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation examines diasporic Vietnamese novels from France and the United States.

Barbara L. Voss is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Stanford University, and is affiliated with the Stanford Archaeology Center, Asian American Studies, and Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her current research includes the Market Street Chinatown Archaeology Project (San Jose, Calif.); the Chinese Railroad Workers of North America Project; and Research Cooperation on Home Cultures of 19th Century Overseas Chinese (with Wuyi University). She serves on the Advisory Board for the National Park Service Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Theme Study.

Nicolyn Woodcock is a doctoral candidate in the English literature program at Miami University, Ohio. She studies Asian American literature and transpacific American empire. She is especially interested in the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, and foodways in narratives emerging from the particular Asian American spaces and legacies of U.S. militarization in Asia from World War II to the present. [End Page 170]



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