Kwame Anthony Appiah received a BA and a PhD in philosophy at Cambridge University. He has taught at the University of Ghana, Cambridge, Yale, Cornell, Duke, Harvard and Princeton and is currently Professor of Philosophy and Law at New York University. Among his books are The Ethics of Identity (2005); Cosmopolitanism (2006); The Honor Code (2010); As If: Idealization and Ideals (2017); The Lies That Bind (forthcoming); and three mystery novels.
Homi K. Bhabha is the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities, Director of the Mahindra Humanities Center, and Senior Advisor 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. In 2012 he was conferred the Government of India's Padma Bhushan Presidential Award in the field of literature and education, and he received the Humboldt Research Prize in 2015.
yasser elhariry is Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College. He is the author of Pacifist Invasions: Arabic, Translation, and the Postfrancophone Lyric (2017), guest editor of the special issue of Expressions maghrébines on Cultures du mysticisme (2017), and coeditor of Critically Mediterranean: Temporalities, Aesthetics, and Deployments of a Sea in Crisis (2018).
Adam Etinson is a Lecturer in Philosophy in the School of Philosophical, Anthropological, and Film Studies at the University of St Andrews. He works in moral and political philosophy. His edited volume Human Rights: Moral or Political? (2018) was recently published.
Susan Stanford Friedman is Hilldale Professor in the Humanities and Virginia Woolf Professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Recent books include Comparison: Theories, Approaches, Uses (with Rita Felski; 2013); Planetary Modernisms: Provocations on Modernity Across Time (2015); and Contemporary Revolutions (forthcoming). Her work has been translated into ten languages.
Robert Gooding-Williams is M. Moran Weston/Black Alumni Council Professor of African-American Studies and Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. [End Page 285]
Ananya Jahanara Kabir is Professor of English Literature at King's College, London. Trained as an Anglo-Saxonist, she has since explored the themes of memory, embodiment, trauma, and postcoloniality in a global comparative frame. Currently she is writing a book entitled Alegropolitics: On the Afromodern Dance Floor. Her new research interests concern the cultural consequences of transoceanic creolization and interimperial encounters.
Ranjana Khanna is Director of the John Hope Franklin Institute for the Humanities and Professor of English, Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, and the Literature Program at Duke University. She is the author of Dark Continents: Psychoanalysis and Colonialism (2003) and Algeria Cuts: Women and Representation 1830 to the Present (2008). She has been working on the concepts of asylum and unbelonging.
Marie Ostby is Assistant Professor of English and Global Islamic Studies at Connecticut College. Her book-in-progress Genres without Borders: Reading Globally between Modern Iran and the West explores the relation of the intergeneric and the transnational, using Iranian art forms as a lens onto political questions in contemporary world literature.
Werner Sollors, Henry B. and Anne M. Cabot Research Professor of English at Harvard University and Professor of Global Literature at NYU Abu Dhabi, is coeditor, with Greil Marcus, of A New Literary History of America (2009) and author of Beyond Ethnicity (1986), Neither Black nor White yet Both (1997), Ethnic Modernism (2008), The Temptation of Despair (2014), African American Writing (2016), and Challenges of Diversity (2017). [End Page 286]