Edgar Illas is an associate professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Indiana University, Bloomington. He has published Thinking Barcelona: Ideologies of a Global City (Liverpool University Press, 2012) and numerous articles on Marxism, politics, and architecture.
Eva-Lynn Jagoe is an associate professor of comparative literature and the coordinator of the Literature and Critical Theory Program at the University of Toronto. She teaches and writes about experimental critical writing, theories of individuality and collectivity, and Latin American film and culture. Her new book manuscript, "Take Her, She's Yours," is a critical memoir about psychoanalysis, subjectivity, and feminism. Jagoe's previous book is The End of the World as They Knew It: Writing Experiences of the Argentine South (Bucknell University Press, 2008). Jagoe is the co-organizer of the JHI Toronto Writing Workshop and of the Banff Research in Culture residency under the themes "Distributed Intimacies" (2014), "Demos: Life in Common" (2015), and "Year 2067" (2017).
Sean O'Brien is a PhD candidate and CGS-SSHRC scholar in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. His dissertation, "Precarity and the Historicity of the Present: American Literature and Culture from Long Boom to Long Downturn," seeks to historicize the conditions under which precarity emerges as a political and aesthetic problem at the beginning of the twenty-first century. His criticism has appeared in A Review of International English Literature, The Capilano Review, and Public: Art Culture Ideas and is forthcoming from Cultural Critique and Science Fiction Studies. [End Page 267]
Gerald Sim is an associate professor of film and media studies at Florida Atlantic University, author of The Subject of Film and Race: Retheorizing Politics, Ideology, and Cinema (2014), and 2016–2017 Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Fellow on Contemporary Southeast Asia. He is currently preparing a manuscript on postcolonial poetics in cinemas from the region. Sim's essay "Postcolonial Cacophonies: Yasmin Ahmad's Sense of the World" is forthcoming from Positions: Asia Critique in 2018.
Adam Sitze is an associate professor of law, jurisprudence, and social thought at Amherst College. He is the author of The Impossible Machine: A Genealogy of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (University of Michigan Press, 2013), editor of Carlo Galli's Political Spaces and Global War (University of Minnesota Press, 2010) and Janus's Gaze: Essays on Carl Schmitt (Duke University Press, 2015), and coeditor of Biopolitics: A Reader (Duke University Press, 2013). Sitze also is cotranslator of Adriana Cavarero's Thou Shalt Not Kill (Fordham University Press, 2015) and Inclinations: Critique of Rectitude (Stanford University Press, 2016). Sitze's articles have appeared in numerous academic journals.
Imre Szeman is a university research professor of communication and environmental studies at the University of Waterloo and editor of the book series Energy Humanities for Johns Hopkins University Press. His most recent books include After Oil, with Eric Cazdyn (Petrocultures Research Group, 2016); Companion to Critical and Cultural Theory, coedited with Sarah Blacker and Justin Sully (Wiley-Blackwell, 2017); Energy Humanities: An Anthology, coedited with Dominic Boyer (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017); Fueling Culture: 101 Words for Energy and the Environment, coedited with Jennifer Wenzel and Patricia Yaeger (Fordham University Press, 2017); Petrocultures: Oil, Politics, Culture, coedited with Sheena Wilson and Adam Carlson (McGill-Queens University Press, 2017); and Popular Culture: A User's Guide, with Susie O'Brien (Wiley-Blackwell, 2017). A collection of Szeman's essays, On Petrocultures: Globalization, Culture, Energy: Selected Essays, 2001–2017, is slated to appear in 2018. Szeman is currently at work on a manuscript titled "Transitions: On the Politics of Energy" for MIT Press.
Jini Kim Watson is an associate professor of English and comparative literature at New York University, where she teaches postcolonial literature and theory. She is the author of The New Asian City: Three-Dimensional Fictions of Space and Urban Form (University [End Page 268] of Minnesota Press, 2011) and a coeditor, with Gary Wilder, of The Postcolonial Contemporary: Political Imaginaries of the Global Present (Fordham University Press, 2018). [End Page 269]