Sophie Abramowitz is the 2020–2021 ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow at Brown University Libraries. Her research focuses on creative world-building through collecting and performance in America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She also collaborates on a number of archival, digital, and public humanities projects, including The Charlottesville Syllabus and a multiplatform release of recordings from the 1969 Ann Arbor Blues Festival.
Hannah Ackermans is a PhD candidate in digital culture at the University of Bergen in Norway. Ackermans researches the social and technological aspects of academic digital practices in the field of electronic literature, in order to provide insights into digital tools as theory-building methodologies in the humanities. In addition to their research and teaching record in electronic literature and digital humanities, Ackermans was co-director of the Digital Humanities Network at the University of Bergen throughout 2019 and is a member of the ELMCIP Knowledge Base editorial board.
Wesley Attewell is currently a visiting scholar in the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University. He works at the intersection of geography, Asian/Pacific/American studies, and history to map the spatial dimensions of US empire-building from the Cold War on. His first book, Developing Violence: Disassembling the USAID Complex in Afghanistan, is contracted for publication with the University of Minnesota Press. He is currently writing a second manuscript, which is titled The Lifelines of Empire: Logistical Life in the Decolonizing Pacific.
Sasha Crawford-Holland is a PhD student and SSHRC Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Cinema & Media Studies at the University of Chicago. Sasha's research on media politics and documentary technologies is published or forthcoming in Television & New Media, Synoptique, and Film History.
Iyko Day is associate professor of English and critical social thought at Mount Holyoke College and a faculty member in the Five College Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program. Her research focuses on Asian North American literature and visual culture; settler colonialism and racial capitalism; Marxist theory and queer of color critique. She is the author of Alien Capital: Asian Racialization and the Logic of Settler Colonial Capitalism (Duke University Press, 2016) and she coedits the book series Critical Race, Indigeneity, and Relationality for Temple University Press.
Kaily Heitz is a doctoral candidate of human geography in the Geography Department at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research evaluates how representations of Blackness are utilized in urban development in Oakland, California.
Irvin J. Hunt
Irvin J. Hunt is an Assistant Professor of English, African American Studies, and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His articles have appeared or are forthcoming in American Literature, American Literary History, Public Books, History and Humor: British and American Perspectives, Contemporaries at Post45, and African American Literature in Transition, 1940-50. His first manuscript Dreams of the Present: Time, Aesthetics, and the Black Cooperative Movement is forthcoming with UNC Press (2021).
Elspeth Iralu is a visiting assistant professor of Indigenous planning and a doctoral candidate in American studies at the University of New Mexico. She studies colonialism and decolonization, Indigenous geographies, and violence and visual culture. Her dissertation project examines the aerial perspective as a technology of colonial territoriality. Her work has appeared in The New Americanist, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, Native American and Indigenous Studies, and The AAG Review of Books.
Hillary Kaell is associate professor of anthropology and religion at McGill University and a faculty fellow at Concordia University's Centre for Sensory Studies. She writes about North American Christianity, often focusing on how Christians make and imagine global connections. She is the author of Walking Where Jesus Walked: American Christians and Holy Land Pilgrimage (New York University Press, 2014) and, most recently, Christian Globalism at Home: Child Sponsorship in the United States (Princeton University Press, 2020).
Perri Meldon is a PhD student in Boston University's American and New England Studies Program. In 2020 she was a visiting fellow in Harvard University's History Department, where she studied slavery and public history with Tiya Miles. Her research...