Yogita Goyal, professor of African American studies and English at the University of California, Los Angeles, is the author of Runaway Genres: The Global Afterlives of Slavery (New York UP, 2019) and Romance, Diaspora, and Black Atlantic Literature (Cambridge UP, 2010). She is editor of The Cambridge Companion to Transnational Literature (Cambridge UP, 2017) and a special issue of Research in African Literatures (Fall 2014) and has published articles on the African Diaspora and postcolonial studies, race, modernity, and slavery. She is Past President of A.S.A.P. and has received fellowships from NEH and ACLS. She is writing a monograph on contemporary refugee fictions.
Lydia R. Cooper, associate professor of English at Creighton University, is the author of Masculinity in Literature of the American West (Palgrave, 2016) and No More Heroes: Narrative Perspective and Morality in Cormac McCarthy (Louisiana State UP, 2011). She has published articles on contemporary American literature, Cormac McCarthy, Native American Indigenous North American literature, masculinity, gender and queer theory. Her book Cormac McCarthy: A Complexity Theory of Literature is forthcoming from Manchester University Press.
Arthur Z. Wang is a doctoral candidate in English at Yale University. He is writing a dissertation titled “Minor Theories of Everything: On Popular Science and Contemporary Literature.”
Rachel A. Walsh is an assistant teaching professor in the English department and International Studies program at Bowling Green State University. She has published articles on South African literature and Levinasian ethics, archives of Abu Ghraib, the biopolitics of counter-terrorism, and more recently, a chapter on Gazan author Atef Abu Saif’s memoir, The Drone Eats With Me, in a forthcoming collection Drone Warfare and Post-9/11 Cultural Practices (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021). Her current book project examines transnational contemporary literature for its archives of global precarity.
Duncan M. Yoon, assistant professor of English at New York University, has published articles on postcolonialism, Africa-China relations, Sub-Saharan African literature (anglophone and francophone), narrative theory, and globalization. He is the recipient of a Kluge Fellowship at the Library of Congress and American Comparative Literature Association Helen Tartar First Book Subvention. He is currently writing a monograph titled “Alluvial Dreams: Africa, China, and the Aesthetics of Speculation.”
Ardel Haefele-Thomas is chair of LGBT Studies at City College of San Francisco. They are the author of Queer Others in Victorian Gothic: Transgressing Monstrosity (U of Wales P, 2012), Introduction to Transgender Studies (Columbia UP, 2019), and Transgender: A Reference Book, co-authored with Aaron Devour (ABC-CLIO, 2019). They are the editor for a “Trans Victorians” special issue of Victorian Review (2019) and have published articles on trans werewolves, Elizabeth Gaskell’s queer kinships, transmasculinity in C. J. Sansom, queer women in the gothic, queer Victorian gothic, queer ghosts, and queer American gothic. They are editing collections titled “Queer and Trans Britain: Historical Documents 1790–1918” and “Queer Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion,” and writing a book on AIDS trauma and horror and a history of AIDS gothic.