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Stefan Aune is the Elihu Rose Scholar of Modern Military History and a faculty fellow in the history department at New York University.

Cameron Awkward-Rich is assistant professor of women, gender, and sexuality studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His work can be found in Signs, Science Fiction Studies, and elsewhere. Also a poet, he is the author of two collections: Sympathetic Little Monster (Ricochet Editions, 2016) and Dispatch (Persea Books, 2019).

Matthew Boulette is a PhD candidate in English language and literature at the University of Chicago, where they research the convergences of appetitive bodies, states of ecstasy, and structures of chronic dispossession in American settler capitalism. Their dissertation examines the protocols that came to apprehend and regulate disorders of appetite and retraces how altered states could potentiate scenes of alternate world-making over the long nineteenth century.

Jason Oliver Chang is associate professor of history and Asian American studies at the University of Connecticut, where he also serves as director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute. He is the author of Chino: Anti-Chinese Racism in Mexico, 1880–1940, published with University of Illinois Press.

Peter Coviello is professor of English at the University of Illinois–Chicago. His most recent books are Make Yourselves Gods: Mormons and the Unfinished Business of American Secularism (University of Chicago Press, 2019) and Long Players: A Love Story in Eighteen Songs (Penguin, 2018), selected as one of ARTFORUM's Ten Best Books of 2018.

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon is Distinguished Professor of English at Northeastern University. She is the author of New World Drama: The Performative Commons in the Atlantic World, 1659–1859 (Duke University Press, 2014) and The Gender of Freedom: Fictions of Liberalism and the Literary Public Sphere (Stanford University Press, 2004). She is co-director and co-founder of the Early Caribbean Digital Archive, an open access collection that engages with the digital decolonization of the archive.

Ingrid Diran is assistant professor of comparative literature and Program in the Environment at the University of Michigan. Her research explores the links among biopolitics, Black studies, critical theory, and environmental thought. Her work has appeared in Cultural Critique, Diacritics, and other venues.

Molly Farrell is associate professor of English at Ohio State University. She explores the intersections of early American literature, the history of science, early modern affects, and feminism. Her first book, Counting Bodies: Population in Colonial American Writing, was published by Oxford University Press in 2016 (paperback, 2019). Her articles have appeared in American Literature and Early American Literature, and her research has been supported by the American Antiquarian Society, the Huntington Library, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is currently completing a book on forms of numeracy titled New World Calculation: The Making of Numbers in Colonial America.

Ashley Glassburn (Miami Nation of Indiana) is a President's Indigenous Peoples Scholar and assistant professor of women's and gender studies at the University of Windsor. Her interdisciplinary research brings together a critical analysis of history making with contemporary tribal politics to strategically work toward anticolonial Indigenous resurgence and futurities. Funding from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, American Philosophical Society, Newberry Library of Chicago, Mellon Foundation, Rutgers University, and Eastern Michigan University have made this work possible.

Megan H. Glick is associate professor of American studies at Wesleyan University. Her recent book, Infrahumanisms: Science, Culture, and the Making of Modern Non/personhood (Duke University Press, 2018), explores cultural and biological understandings of liminal humanity in the US from the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first century.

Lauren Heintz is assistant professor of English and a Faculty Fellow at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexualities at California State University, Los Angeles, where she teaches and conducts research in multi-ethnic US literature, queer studies, and gender studies. Her scholarship has been supported by the ACLS and Mellon foundations, and her work has appeared in GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies and Studies in American Fiction.

Rana Hogarth is assistant professor of history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her work focuses on medical and scientific constructions of race during the era of slavery and beyond. Her first...


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