Partha Chatterjee is Director, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, and Visiting Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University. He is the author of Nationalist Thought and the Colonial World (1986) and The Nation and Its Fragments (1993).
Pheng Cheah teaches in the Rhetoric Department of the University of California, Berkeley. He is coeditor of Cosmopolitics: Thinking and Feeling beyond the Nation (1998). He is currently at work on a book called Spectral Nationality.
Jonathan Culler teaches Comparative Literature at Cornell. His most recent book is Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction.
H. D. Harootunian is currently Director of the East Asian Studies Program and a Professor of History at New York University. His most recent publications are History's Dis-quiet: Modernity, Cultural Practice and the Question of Everyday Life (2000) and Overcome by Modernity: History, Culture and Community in Interwar Japan (2000).
David A. Hollinger's most recent book is Science, Jews, and Secular Culture: Studies in Mid-Twentieth-Century American Intellectual History. He is Chancellor's Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley.
Lydia H. Liu teaches at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Translingual Practice (1995) and editor of Tokens of Exchange (1999).
Andrew Parker is Professor of English at Amherst College. His edition of The Philosopher and His Poor by Jacques Rancière is forthcoming.
Marc Redfield teaches literature at Claremont Graduate University. He is the author of Phantom Formations: Aesthetic Ideology and the Bildungsroman (1996), and Radical Figures: Romanticism, Gender, and the Politics of Aesthetics, forthcoming.
Doris Sommer teaches in the Department of Romance Languages at Harvard University. She is the author of Foundational Fictions (1991) and Proceed with Caution, When Engaged by Minority Writing in the Americas (1999). [End Page 1]