Joseph Pizza is associate professor of English at Belmont Abbey College. He is writing a monograph titled "Black Mountain and Black Music: Race, Jazz, and Open Field Poetics."
Jackson Ayres, assistant professor of English at Texas A&M University–San Antonio, has published articles on twentieth-century British fiction and drama, comics and graphic novels, British modernism, and film adaptation. He is currently writing a book titled "Alan Moore: A Critical Guide" for Bloomsbury's comics studies series.
Albert Sergio Laguna is assistant professor of American studies and ethniticy, race, and migration at Yale University. He is the author of Diversión: Play and Popular Culture in Cuban America and has published articles on stand-up comedy, radio, and the transnational circulation of popular culture between Cuba and the United States. He is writing a monograph titled "The Comedy of Race."
Daniel Benjamin received his PhD in English from the University of California, Berkeley in 2019. He is the editor of The Bigness of Things: New Narrative and Visual Culture, co-edited with Eric Sneathen, (Wolfman Books, 2017) and Active Aesthetics: Contemporary Australian Poetry, co-edited with Claire Marie Stancek, (Tuumba/Giramondo, 2016). He has published articles on M. NourbeSe Philip and aesthetic universality and is currently working on a book project titled "On Lyric's Minor Commons."
Christopher Schmidt is professor of English at LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York and City University of New York's Graduate Center's MA program in liberal studies. He is the author of The Poetics of Waste: Queer Excess in Stein, Ashbery, Schuyler, and Goldsmith (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and The Next in Line (Slope, 2008). He has published articles on Vik Muniz and Andy Warhol, and reviews of Tirza True Latimer's Eccentric Modernisms: Making Differences in the History of American Art and Brian Blanchfield's Proxies: Essays Near Knowing. He is the project director for a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities for "Global Cities: Diaspora and Cosmopolis," Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges, 2015–2018. He is currently writing a critical-creative piece on Elizabeth Bishop, Roberto Burle Marx, and landscape representation in mid-century Brazil.
Deepti Misri, associate professor of women and gender studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, is the author of Beyond Partition: Gender, Violence, and Representation in Postcolonial India (Illinois, 2014) and editor of the "Protest" special issue of WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly (Fall/Winter 2018), co-edited with Elena L. Cohen and Melissa M. Forbis. She is the author of articles on feminist protest, South Asian literature and visual culture, and the relationship between gender, violence and representation. She is co-editing with Mona Bhan and Haley Duschinski The Routledge Handbook of Critical Kashmir Studies.