Pedro Cabán, Associate Professor of Political Science and Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, served as Chairperson of the Department of Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University from 1990 through 1998. He is the author of Constructing a Colonial People: Puerto Rico and the United States, 1898-1932, (Westview Press, 1999). His publications on the political economy of Puerto Rico, US—Puerto Rico relations, and Latinos in the United States have appeared in scholarly journals and edited books. He is a senior editor of Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Latina/o History and Culture (Forthcoming).
Jean-Joseph Goux, the Lawrence Favrot Professor of French and chair of French Studies at Rice University recently received the Chevalier in the Ordre des Palmes Académiques from the French Department of Education. He has published more than 50 articles and several books including Economie et Symbolique (Edition du Seuil, 1973), which was also translated in German, Italian, Japanese and English. More recent books include Oedipus Philosopher (Stanford University Press, 1993) and The Coiners of Language (University of Oklahoma Press, 1994).
Bethany Ogdon, Ph.D. in Visual and Cultural Studies, University of Rochester-NY, teaches Women's Studies at Hampshire College. Her research interests include the politics of multiculturalism, reality television, academics and popular culture, and cinema studies.
E. San Juan, Jr., a fellow of the Center for the Humanities, Wesleyan University, and Director of the Philippines Cultural Studies Center at Storrs, Connecticut, recently chaired the Department of Comparative American Cultures at Washington State University. He received his graduate degrees from Harvard University. He has taught recently at Tamkang University, Taiwan, and the University of Trento, Italy. His recent books are Beyond Postcolonial Theory, From Exile To Diaspora, After Postcolonialism, and Racism And Cultural Studies (due March 2002 from Duke University Press). [End Page 131]
Todd F. Tietchen (English Department at the University of Washington) researches American Literary Radicalism, Class Formations in the Americas, and theories of the Transnational. He has published articles on Andy Warhol, Contemporary Horror Film, and the politics of American Hip-Hop. An article on Ishmael Reed and HooDoo Aesthetics is forthcoming in Western American Literature. [End Page 132]