- About the Contributors
Noor Al-Qasimi is an honorary research fellow at the University of Exeter, UK, whose publications have appeared in the Journal of Middle East Women's Studies and Camera Obscura: Feminism, Media, and Cultural Studies. Her work focuses on the intersection between subjective formations of bodily capacities, debt, neoliberal governance, and post-oil technologies in the United Arab Emirates.
Tallie Ben Daniel received her PhD in cultural studies from the University of California, Davis. She is currently the research and education manager for Jewish Voice for Peace. Her book, Gay Capital: San Francisco, Tel Aviv and the Politics of Settler Colonialism, is under contract at Fordham University Press.
Hilary Berwick received her PhD in cultural studies from the University of California, Davis. She currently works as a data scientist in child welfare for the state of California.
John (Song Pae) Cho is a visiting assistant professor at Davidson College. His first book project, "Lifestyle Politics: South Korean Gay Men and the Internet," documents the emergence—and retreat—of the so-called first generation of Korean gay men to become liberalized in the mid-1990s. His second book project explores the activism of parents of LGBT children in South Korea and the United States.
Chris A. Eng is assistant professor of English and the Emerson Faculty Fellow at Syracuse University. He is currently completing his book manuscript, "Extravagant Provisions: Constraint and Queer Conviviality in Asian American Camps." His writings have appeared in such venues as American Quarterly, Journal of Asian American Studies, Lateral, MELUS, and Theatre Journal.
Jennifer Lynn Kelly is assistant professor of feminist studies and critical race and ethnic studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She received her PhD in American studies with a portfolio in women's and gender studies from University of Texas at Austin, her master's degree in interdisciplinary humanities from New York University, and her bachelor's degree in feminist studies and literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research broadly engages questions of settler colonialism, US empire, and the fraught politics of both tourism and solidarity. She is currently completing the manuscript for her first book, a multi-sited ethnographic study of solidarity tourism in Palestine. [End Page 213]
Liz Montegary is an associate professor of women's, gender, and sexuality studies at Stony Brook University in New York. She is the author of Familiar Perversions: The Racial, Sexual, and Economic Politics of LGBT Families (2018) and the coeditor of Mobile Desires: The Politics and Erotics of Mobility Justice (2015).
Todd W. Reeser is professor of French and gender, sexuality, and women's studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author, most recently, of Setting Plato Straight: Translating Ancient Sexuality in the Renaissance (2016). He is currently working on two new books, with the tentative titles "Queer Productions: French Cinema in the Twenty-First Century" and "Transgender France: Universalism and Sexual Subjectivity."
Katherine Sender is a professor of media and sexuality in the Department of Communication and the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Cornell University. Her research areas span gender and sexuality, television, audiences, cultural production, consumer culture, and globalization. Katherine is the author of Business not Politics: The Making of the Gay Market (2004) and The Makeover: Reality Television and Reflexive Audiences (2012). She has also produced documentaries about media representation, including Off the Straight and Narrow: Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Transgender People on US Television (1998, 2006, and in post-production), and Brand New You: Makeover Television and the American Dream (2012).
Pete Sigal is professor of history and gender, sexuality, and feminist studies at Duke University, author of The Flower and the Scorpion: Sexuality and Ritual in Early Nahua Culture (2011), and coeditor of Ethnopornography: Sexuality, Colonialism, and Archival Knowledge (2020). He has also published From Moon Goddesses to Virgins: The Colonization of Yucatecan Maya Sexual Desire (2000) and Infamous Desire: Male Homosexuality in Colonial Latin America (2003). He is completing a study of colonialism and sexuality that examines sexual fantasies in the modern world from various perspectives, nations, and time periods in order to broadly relate modern sexual pleasure to the colonial gaze.
Elias Walker Vitulli is an...