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Craig Borowiak is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Haverford College. He is the author of Accountability and Democracy: The Pitfalls and Promise of Popular Control (Oxford 2011) and has published articles in a variety of journals, including Antipode, Politics and Society, the Journal of Politics, Constellations, New Political Science, Political Theory, and Polity, among others. He is currently coauthoring a book on the solidarity economy. Craig can be reached at

LaShonda Carter is a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Irvine, in the program of culture and theory. She studies lynching violence in the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth century, focusing her attention primarily on Black women as direct and indirect victims of lynching violence. Her work explores the effects of lynching violence against Black women and on the lives of Black women to think critically about the cultural logic of anti-black violence and black positionality, black life, political practice, and identity. LaShonda can be reached at

Jeramy DeCristo is an Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of California, Davis. They study how sound, race-gender, and embodiment are realized in and as forms of mediation. Their current book project, Blackness and the Writing of Sound in Modernity, tracks and imagines a genealogy of black sonic experimentation, in artists ranging from Bessie Smith to Roscoe Mitchell, rooted in black music's refusal and dissemblance of technological modernity's legacies of embodiment and capture in representation. Jeramy is also a practicing artist working in sound, text, poetry, image, and movement. Their art can be found here:

Patrice Douglass is an Assistant Professor of Justice, Community, and Leadership at Saint Mary's College of California. She received her PhD in Culture and Theory from the University of California, Irvine. Her research interests include black feminist theory, the legal archive of slavery, political theory, and gender theory. She is currently working on her book manuscript Politicizing Gender: Sociogeny, Violence, and Narrative in Black. Patrice's publications have appeared in The Black Scholar, Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik: A Quarterly of Language, Literature and Culture, and Oxford Bibliographies. Patrice can be reached at or, [End Page 330]

Zenzele Isoke, Associate Professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota, is a black feminist theorist, urban ethnographer, and political storyteller. Drawing from the ideas of black decolonial thinkers, Isoke writes the contemporary history of cities through the political struggles of self-identified black/queer women of the African diaspora. She is author of Urban Black Women and the Politics of Resistance (Palgrave 2013). Her writing has been featured in several peer-reviewed journals and anthologies including Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, Transforming Anthropology, and Gender, Place and Culture, among others. Zenzele can be reached at

Tiffany Lethabo King is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Georgia State University. King's research exists at the intersections of Black studies, Native Studies, Black geographies and Black gender and sexuality studies. King is currently working on their book manuscript entitled, The Black Shoals: Conquest, Abolition and Decolonization that explores the ways that Black studies' theorizations of conquest and the human put pressure on the hegemonic pull of contemporary discourses (and the institutionalization) of white settler colonialism as an explanatory frame for social relations in the Western hemisphere. Tiffany's email address is

M. Shadee Malaklou is an Assistant Professor of Critical Identity Studies at Beloit College, a Mellon Faculty Fellow of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, and Visiting Faculty at the Centre for Expanded Poetics in the Department of English at Concordia University in Montréal. Her research on anti-blackness interrogates the metaphysical relationship between space, time, and ontological (im)possibility to intervene in liberal humanism; comparative racializations and coalition-building; gendered identifications and performativities; sexual preferences and proclivities; the psychoanalytic processes that make identity and difference, namely, human protocols of recognition and perception; and social and political constructions of time, or historicity. Shadee's email address is malakloums@beloit...


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