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  • Contributors

Benjamin Balthaser
Benjamin Balthaser is associate professor of multiethnic literature at Indiana University, South Bend. His 2016 book from the University of Michigan Press, Anti-Imperialist Modernism, explores the connections between cross-border, anti-imperialist movements and the making of radical modernist culture in the US at midcentury. Balthaser’s work has appeared in such journals as American Quarterly, Boston Review, Criticism, Jacobin, and Massachusetts Review. His current project explores the twentieth-century U.S. Jewish literary Left and the politics of anti-Zionism.

John Levi Barnard
John Levi Barnard is assistant professor of comparative and world literature, and faculty affiliate with the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment, at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Empire of Ruin: Black Classicism and American Imperial Culture (Oxford University Press, 2018), and his articles have appeared in American Literature and PMLA. He is currently working on a book about the interrelated histories of US empire, industrial food, and mass extinction.

Sarah Anita Clunis
Sarah Anita Clunis is director of the Xavier University Art Gallery and assistant professor of art history at Xavier University of Louisiana. She specializes in the arts of Africa and the African Diaspora from traditional to contemporary. She has worked for over twenty years with the private collections of African and Diaspora art in Europe, the US, and the Caribbean, and has done extensive work with university collections, both with university museums and galleries and with collections management of smaller endowments for growing institutions. She has also taught art history for over twenty years at various public universities and HBCUs including Xavier and SUNO. Her research and classes focus on the history of African art and the display of African objects in Western museum settings as well as looking at the influence of African aesthetics and philosophy on the arts, religious rituals, and cultural identities of the African Diaspora. She continues to work on multiple projects on the visual culture of Afrofuturism.

Jacob Crane
Jacob Crane is assistant professor in the English and Media Studies Department of Bentley University. His work has appeared in the journals Atlantic Studies, Postcolonial Text, Early American Literature, African American Review, and MELUS. His monograph in progress, Blood and Ink: The Barbary Archive in American Literary History, explores the long-overlooked influence of the early United States’ conflicts with North Africa on representations of race and national identity in early American literature.

Noura Erakat
Noura Erakat is an assistant professor in the Department of Africana Studies and the Program of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Her research focuses on critical legal theory, human rights, laws of war, and critical race theory. Noura is a Co-Founding Editor of Jadaliyya and an editorial committee member of the Journal of Palestine Studies. She is the author of Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine (Stanford University Press, 2019), which examines the relationship between law and politics to tell a different story about the Palestinian struggle for freedom over a century long-arc between 1917 to 2017.

Chloe Hunt
Chloe Hunt is a PhD candidate in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her dissertation explores speculative fiction as a crucial site of black intellectual production and theorization that seeks to intervene in and reorient the realist imperative that has traditionally defined the canon of African American literature.

Alyssa A. Hunziker
Alyssa A. Hunziker is assistant professor of English at Oklahoma State University. Her research focuses on Native American literature, US Empire, and settler colonialism. Her current project explores how Native American authors highlight transnational histories of settler colonialism and imperialism in North America, Ireland, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

Scott Kurashige
Scott Kurashige is ASA president, professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington Bothell, and the author or coauthor of four books: The Shifting Grounds of Race: Black and Japanese Americans in the Making of Multiethnic Los Angeles (Princeton University Press, 2008); The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century, with Grace Lee Boggs (University of California Press, 2011); Exiled to Motown: A History of Japanese Americans...


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