Adrienne Brown is associate professor of English at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Race and Real Estate (coedited with Valerie Smith, 2015), The Black Skyscraper: Modern Architecture and the Shape of Race and Writing (2017) and a forthcoming edited collection of W. E. B. Du Bois's speculative short fiction with Britt Rusert.
Kandice Chuh is professor of English and American studies at the CUNY Graduate Center. Among her publications are Imagine Otherwise: on Asian Americanist Critique (2003), Orientations: Mapping Studies in the Asian Diaspora (2001; coedited with Karen Shimakawa), and most recently, The Difference Aesthetics Makes: On the Humanities "after Man," forthcoming from Duke University Press. Her current research focuses on Asian racialization in the context of globalization.
Rebecca Hill is professor of interdisciplinary studies and director of the American Studies Program at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, where she teaches American studies research methods, introduction to the field of American studies, and prisons and policing in American society. She is the author of Men, Mobs, and Law: Anti-Lynching and Labor Defense in U.S. Radical History (2009) and has published articles in the New Left Review, Labor: Studies in Working Class History of the Americas, Labour/Le Travail, American Quarterly, The History News Network, and most recently at the blog Three Way Fight.
Douglas S. Ishii is a visiting assistant professor of Asian American Studies, with affiliations with Gender & Sexuality Studies and American Studies, at Northwestern University.
Soo Ah Kwon is associate professor of Asian American studies and human development and family studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of Uncivil Youth: Race, Activism, and Affirmative Governmentality (2013) and coeditor of South Korea's Educational Exodus: The Life and Times of Early Study Abroad (2015). Her publications appear in the Journal of Asian American Studies, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, positions, and Scholar and Feminist.
Ben Medeiros is a visiting assistant professor in communication at the University of Central Arkansas. His teaching and research cover freedom of expression and privacy issues in contemporary media and culture.
Jodi Melamed is associate professor in the Department of English and Program in Africana Studies at Marquette University. She is the author of Represent and Destroy: Rationalizing Violence in the New Racial Capitalism (2011). In 2012–13 she served as cochair of ASA's program committee and is a past recipient of ASA's Community Partnership Grant. Her current book project is titled "Dispossession by Administration: The Open Secret of Racial Capitalist Violence."
Christopher Perreira is assistant professor of American studies and Latina/o studies at the University of Kansas. His work can be found in the Journal of Transnational American Studies and in the forthcoming collection Captivating Technology: Race, Carceral Technoscience, and Liberating Imagination in Everyday Life. He is completing his book, "Manufacturing Prisoner-Patient Consent: Race, Memory, and Violence in the Medical Archive," with the support of the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Amanda Phillips is assistant professor of English and film and media studies at Georgetown University. She serves as co-chair of the American Studies Association Digital Humanities Caucus and is the coeditor of the International Journal of Computer Game Research special issue on queerness and video games. Her publications can be found in Debates in the Digital Humanities, Queer Game Studies, Games and Culture, and Digital Creativity. Her forthcoming book, "Gamer Trouble," is under contract with New York University Press.
Joseph R. Stuart is a PhD candidate in history at the University of Utah. His dissertation examines how race, religion, and gender shaped opposition to the African American freedom struggle in the twentieth-century United States. His published work addresses the roles of race, science, and religion in creating whiteness and religious identity in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Frances Tran is a postdoctoral fellow with the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and will be starting as an assistant professor of English at Florida State University in fall 2018. Her scholarship engages Asian American and multiethnic science and speculative fictions to explore the practices and pedagogies they illuminate for critiquing persistent forms of institutionalized racism and social inequity. She is currently working on a...