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Jason R. Ambroise is associate professor in the Department of History at William Paterson University of New Jersey. His teaching/research fields include United States since the nineteenth century, history of science, and Black studies. Ambroise coedited (with Sabine Broeck) the essay collection Black Knowledges / Black Struggles: Essays in Critical Epistemology (2015). He is currently writing a monograph on the invention of "the criminal" and the central role of this conception in the societal formation of post–Civil War United States.

Anthony Bayani Rodriguez is assistant professor at St. John's University in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. His current book project, Heretical Scripts, chronicles Sylvia Wynter's involvement in decolonial struggles in the Caribbean, Britain, and the United States since the 1950s.

Carole Boyce-Davies is a distinguished professor of Africana studies and English at Cornell University, the author of the prize-wining Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones (2008) and the classic Black Women, Writing, and Identity: Migrations of the Subject (1994). Her collection of essays, Caribbean Spaces: Escape Routes from Twilight Zones (2013), on the internalization of Caribbean culture, was shortlisted for the OCM-BOCAS prize in 2014, in the nonfiction category. A bilingual children's story Walking/ Ann Avan (2017) in Haitian Kreyol and English, recaptures the adventures of a seemingly eccentric walking character in the Caribbean. In addition to over a hundred journal essays, articles, and encyclopedia entries, Dr. Boyce-Davies has also published over twelve critical editions on African, African Diaspora, and Caribbean literature and culture such as the two-volume collection of critical and creative writing Moving beyond Boundaries (1995), International Dimensions of Black Women's Writing (vol. 1) and Black Women's Diasporas (vol. 2); Claudia Jones beyond Containment: Autobiographical Reflections, Poetry, Essays (2011); and the three-volume Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora (2008). The coordinator/editor of the epistemological forum on Global Blackness of the [End Page 949] forthcoming UNESCO General History of Africa, her current research project is a study of black women and political leadership in the African Diaspora. In 2017 she received two major awards: The Franz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award from the Caribbean Philosophical Association and the New York State African Studies Association Distinguished Africanist Award.

Deborah Cullen is executive director of the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Sean Guynes-Vishniac is a PhD candidate in English at Michigan State University. He is editor of "Punking Speculative Fiction" (a special issue of Deletion, May 2018); coeditor of Unstable Masks: Whiteness and American Superhero Comics (forthcoming) and Star Wars and the History of Transmedia Storytelling (2017); editor of the SFRA Review; and book reviews editor of Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction

Huan He is a PhD candidate in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. He received his BA (High Honors) in English literature and film and media studies from Dartmouth College. His research examines a genealogy of transpacific Asian American information aesthetics at the intersection of art, technology, and governmentality from World War II to the present.

Rebecca J. Kinney is an interdisciplinary teacher and scholar of race, place, and popular culture. She is associate professor in the School of Cultural and Critical Studies at Bowling Green State University. She is the author of Beautiful Wasteland: The Rise of Detroit as America's Postindustrial Frontier (University of Minnesota Press, 2016). She is currently at work on an ethnographic study, Rust Belt Chinatowns: Race and Redevelopment in the Twenty First Century, which challenges the coastal bias of Asian American studies and the black–white bias of studies of the urban Great Lakes by placing Asian American space at the center of a Rust Belt story. [End Page 950]

Elizabeth Losh is associate professor of English and American studies at William and Mary, specializing in New Media Ecologies. Previously she directed the Culture, Art, and Technology Program at the University of California, San Diego. Her monographs include Virtualpolitik: An Electronic History of Government Media-Making in a Time of War, Scandal, Disaster, Miscommunication, and Mistakes (2009) and The War on Learning: Gaining Ground in the Digital University (2014).

Byrd McDaniel is a PhD...


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