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Lily Cho is Associate Professor in the Department of English at York University. She has published essay on vernacular photography in Interventions, Citizenship Studies, and Photography and Culture. Her current project, Mass Capture: Chinese Head Tax and the Making of Non-Citizens, looks at identification photography as a technology through which racialized migrants are excluded from citizenship. She is a member of the Toronto Photography Seminar.

Christian P. Haines is Assistant Professor of English at Dartmouth College. He has recently finished a book titled A Desire Called America: Biopolitics, Utopia, and the Literary Commons, forthcoming with Fordham University Press. His work has appeared in journals including Criticism, Genre, boundary 2, and Cultural Critique. He is co-editor of a special issue of Cultural Critique, “What Comes After the Subject?” (Spring 2017), and contributing editor for Angelaki: A Journal for the Theoretical Humanities. His current research concerns the relationship between finance capital and contemporary cultural production. Work from this project is coming out in The Routledge Companion to Literature and Economics and Neoliberalism and Contemporary American Literature (University of New England Press).

Walter Faro specializes in poetics and 20th-century American literature, exploring through practice and theory the ways in which written forms become taxonomized and historicized, while attending to the performative effects of those lasting conceptions. He is currently on leave from graduate work at Pennsylvania State University as he writes his first book, which is about his late father's life as an assassin and international mercenary, and what it was like to be raised to kill in 21st-century America.

Akshaya Kumar is Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Indian Institute of Technology, Indore. He is finishing a monograph provisionally titled Provincializing Bollywood: Bhojpuri Cinema in the Comparative Media Crucible, which situates a low-budget media industry in the context of South Asian film and media history. He has published numerous articles on Media and Cultural studies in Social Text, Television and New Media, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, and Contemporary South Asia, among others. The current article is part of a work-in-progress project on the various entanglements of media, capital, and politics.

Guanglong Pang is a second year MA Candidate from the Department of Geography at York University in Toronto. His research interests are Chinese international students and international higher education. His thesis research focuses on the co-constitutive relationships between the experiences of studying abroad, the changing Chinese labor market prospects and one’s family situation in shaping students’ perceptions about their career success and future social position in the People's Republic of China.

Isabelle Parkinson is a Teaching Fellow in the Comparative Literature Department at Queen Mary, University of London. Her research focuses on the relations between modernist literary practice and cultural, social and political institutions and on the historiography of the avant- garde. Her doctoral thesis, 'Whose Gertrude Stein? Contemporary Poetry, Modernist Institutions and Stein’s Troublesome Legacy' (2017), examined Stein’s place in histories of the avant-garde that find a genealogy outside the modernist ‘institution’ for late-20th- and early 21st-century experimental poetry. She is currently working on a monograph, Modernism’s Homo Sacer, which explores the biopolitics of the right to write in modernist debates about Stein’s authorship.

Thangam Ravindranathan is Associate Professor of French Studies at Brown University. She is the author of Behold an Animal. Four Exorbitant Readings (forthcoming, Northwestern University Press, 2019), Là où je ne suis pas. Récits de dévoyage (Presses Universitaires de Vincennes, 2012), and co-author (with Antoine Traisnel) of Donner le change: L'impensé animal (Editions Hermann, 2016).

Megan Ward is Assistant Professor of English at Oregon State University. She co-directs the digital collection Livingstone Online and is the author of Seeming Human: Artificial Intelligence and Victorian Realist Character (Ohio State UP, 2018).


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