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Michael F. Miller, Spatial Humanities Project Manager Postdoctoral Fellow at Rice University, is the co-editor with Aaron Jaffe and Rodrigo Martini of Understanding Flusser, Understanding Modernism (forthcoming from Bloomsbury Academic). He has published articles on media theory, contemporary Anglophone literature, digital culture and politics, and experimental film. He is currently writing a book titled “Proximity by Proxy: Contemporary Literature and Cultural Theory in the Age of Social Media.”

Melissa Bailar is director of grants and initiatives and adjunct lecturer in Humanities at Rice University. She is the editor of Emerging Disciplines: Shaping New Fields of Scholarly Inquiry in and Beyond the Humanities (Rice UP, 2010) and has published articles on French and Francophone literature, medical humanities, Harold Pinter, and Percival Everett. She is co-PI on Mellon Foundation grants for spatial humanities; post-Harvey Houston; public humanities; and environmental health and justice. Current work in progress includes a textbook on medical humanities and a monograph on representations of subterranean Paris.

Jacob Soule, recent graduate of the program in literature at Duke University, is the co-editor with Jaime Acosta Gonzalez and Jess Issacharoff of “Neoliberalism and Social Reproduction,” a special issue of Polygraph (2019). He is currently writing a monograph titled “The City Novel After the City: Planetary Metropolis, World Literature.”

Alaina Kaus, assistant professor of English at Georgia Southwestern State University, is the author of articles on immigrant and refugee literature, war and memory, and market liberalism. Her current book project investigates immigrant and refugee literature that chronicle US national anxieties over humanitarian and capitalist promises embedded in contemporary histories of US foreign policy.

Jesse Bordwin is a management consultant with Bain and Company. A former member of the University of Virginia English faculty, he has published on the material turn and the contemporary global novel in New Hibernia Review, Critical Inquiry, and Studies in the Novel.

Claire Grandy is a doctoral candidate at Brown University, where she is writing her dissertation, “Documentary Poetry and Archival Poetics: Photographic Forms from Wordsworth to Lewis.” She has published on John Clare and has an article forthcoming on Robin Coste Lewis.

Jessica E. Teague, assistant professor of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has published articles on sound recording, August Wilson, Amiri Baraka, and Charles Mingus. She is the author of Sound Recording Technology and American Literature: From the Phonograph to the Remix (forthcoming from Cambridge UP).

Robert Higney, assistant professor of English at City College of New York, CUNY, has published articles on Joseph Conrad and Mulk Raj Anand. He is completing a book on character and the idea of the institution in the modernist novel.

Louise McCune is a doctoral student in English at the University of California, Irvine.

Madhu Krishnan, professor of African, World, and Comparative Literatures at the University of Bristol, is the author of Contemporary African Literature in English: Global Locations, Postcolonial Identifications (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014); Writing Spatiality in West Africa: Colonial Legacies in the Anglophone/Francophone Novel (Boydell and Brewer, 2018); and Contingent Canons: African Literature and the Politics of Location (Cambridge UP, 2018). She has published articles on African literature, material cultures, literary activism, spatiality, and world literary studies. Her work is supported by a European Research Council Starting Grant, “Literary Activism in Sub-Saharan Africa: Commons, Publics, and Networks of Practice”; and a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, “Creative Writing and Translation for Peace.”



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