Vermonja R. Alston is Associate Professor in the Departments of English and Humanities at York University. She has completed a manuscript titled “From Cosmopolitan Fantasies to Kinesthetic Empathy: Dancing Towards an Embodied Cosmopolitanism.” Her current work is at the intersection of poetics and visual culture, memory studies and museum studies.
Miriam Bartha is Director of Graduate Programs and Strategic Initiatives and affiliate faculty in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, University of Washington Bothell. She co-founded the UW Certificate in Public Scholarship for doctoral students (2010-2016). She has published in Pedagogy, Public: The Journal of Imagining America, and Diversity & Democracy.
Lee Bebout is a professor of English and affiliate faculty with the School of Transborder Studies, the School of Social Transformation, and the Program in American Studies at the University of Arizona. His articles have appeared in Aztlán,MELUS, Latino Studies, and other scholarly journals. He is the author of Mythohistorical Interventions: The Chicano Movement and Its Legacies and Whiteness on the Border: Mapping the US Racial Imagination in Brown and White.
Lauren Berlant is George M. Pullman Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Chicago. Her work on citizenship includes The Anatomy of National Fantasy, The Queen of America Goes to Washington City, The Female Complaint, and Cruel Optimism. Her most recent book is, with Lee Edelman, Sex, or the Unbearable.
Amaranth Borsuk is Associate Professor and Associate Director of the MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at the University of Washington Bothell. She is the author of The Book and five volumes of poetry.
Marc Bousquet is Associate Professor of English at Emory University. He is the author of How the University Works: Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation.
Mary Pat Brady is Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Latino Studies Program at Cornell University. She is the author of Extinct Lands, Temporal Geographies: Chicana Literature and the Urgency of Space.
Laura Briggs is Professor and Chair of the Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Department at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Her most recent book is Somebody’s Children: The Politics of Transracial and Transnational Adoption.
Bruce Burgett is Dean and Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at University of Washington Bothell. He is author of Sentimental Bodies: Sex, Gender, and Citizenship in the Early Republic, and a co-editor of Keywords for American Cultural Studies.
Christopher Castiglia is Distinguished Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University. He is author of The Practices of Hope: Literary Criticism in Disenchanted Times and Interior States: Institutional Consciousness and the Inner Life of Democracy in the Antebeullum US.
Russ Castronovo is Director of the Center for the Humanities and Tom Paine Professor of English at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of Beautiful Democracy: Aesthetics and the Anarchy of Global Culture and Propaganda 1776: Secrets, Leaks, and Revolutionary Communications in Early America.
June Wayee Chau is a PhD Candidate in Cultural Studies at the University of California, Davis, and is currently working on a project that uses a critical environmental justice lens to explore issues of migrant water access, transnational air pollution, and agribusiness extractions in California’s Imperial Valley.
Eva Cherniavsky is Andrew R. Hilen Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Washington. She is the author of Neocitizenship: Political Culture after Democracy; “Palestine and the Public Sphere,” and “Keyword: #MeToo.”
Kandice Chuh is a Professor in the PhD program in English at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she is also affiliated with the Mellon Committee on Globalization and Social Change and the American Studies program. Her current research brings together aesthetic philosophies and theories, minority discourse, and analysis of globalization’s impact on modern sociopolitical subjectivity.
Krista Comer is Professor of English at Rice University and Director of the Institute for Women Surfers. She is the author of Surfer Girls in the New World Order and “Thinking Otherwise Across Global Wests.”
Ann Cvetkovich is Ellen Clayton Garwood Centennial Professor of English and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Her most recent book is Depression: A Public Feeling.
Marlene L. Daut is Professor of African Diaspora Studies at the University of Virginia. She is the author of Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865 and Baron de Vastey and the Origins of Black Atlantic Humanism. She is currently working on a collaborative project, An Anthology of Haitian Revolutionary Fictions.
Ashley Dawson is Professor of English at the City University of New York. He is the author of People’s Power; Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change and Extinction: A Radical History.
Micaela di Leonardo is Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies at Northwestern University. Among her works are Exotics at Home, The Gender/Sexuality Reader, and Black Radio/Black Resistance: The Life & Times of the Tom Joyner Morning Show.
Angela D. Dillard is Richard A. Meisler Collegiate Professor of Afroamerican & African Studies and in the Residential College at University of Michigan. She is the author of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Now?: Multicultural Conservatism in America and Faith in the City: Preaching Radical Social Change in Detroit.
Lisa Duggan is Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University and the author most recently of Twilight of Equality? Neoliberalism, Cultural Politics, and the Attack on Democracy.
Brent Hayes Edwards is a Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. His most recent publications are Epistrophies: Jazz and the Literary Imagination and a translation of Michel Leiris’s 1934 Phantom Africa.
Brian T. Edwards is Associate Professor of English, Comparative Literary Studies, and American Studies at Northwestern University, where he is also Director of the Program in Middle East and North African Studies. He is the author of Morocco Bound: Disorienting America’s Maghreb, from Casablanca to the Marrakech Express and coeditor, with Dilip Gaonkar, of Globalizing American Studies. He is completing a book called After the American Century: Ends of Circulation in Cairo, Casablanca, and Tehran.
Robert Fanuzzi is Associate Professor of English and Director of the American Studies program at St. John’s University. He is the author of Abolition’s Public Sphere and is completing a book project titled “Foreign Counterparts: French Colonial Racial Politics and Democracy in America.”
Roderick A. Ferguson is Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and American Studies at Yale University. His most recent books are One-Dimensional Queer and We Demand: The University and Student Protests.
Shelley Fisher Fishkin is the Joseph S. Atha Professor of Humanities, Professor of English, and Director of American Studies at Stanford University. She is the author of Was Huck Black? Mark Twain and African American Voices; Writing America: Literary Landmarks from Walden Pond to Wounded Knee; and Feminist Engagements: Forays into American Literature and Culture. Her most recent book is The Chinese and the Iron Road: Building the Transcontinental Railroad, co-edited with Gordon H. Chang.
Cynthia G. Franklin is Professor of English at the University of Hawai’i and author of Academic Lives: Memoir, Cultural Theory and the University Today. She is co-editor of Biography, where she recently produced a special issue on “Life in Occupied Palestine.” She is a member of the Organizing Collective of the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel.
Elizabeth Freeman (she/her) is Professor of English at the University of California, Davis. She is the author of Time Binds and Beside You in Time.
Kevin K. Gaines is Robert Hayden Collegiate Professor of History and Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan. He is the author of American Africans in Ghana: Black Expatriates and the Civil Rights Era.
Alyshia Gálvez is Associate Professor and Director of the CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies at Lehman College. She is the author of Guadalupe in New York: Devotion and the Struggle for Citizenship Rights among Mexican Immigrants and Patient Citizens, Immigrant Mothers: Mexican Women, Public Prenatal Care, and the Birth Weight Paradox, which was awarded the 2012 Book Award by the Association of Latino and Latin American Anthropologists.
Rosemary Marangoly George was Associate Professor in the Department of Literature at the University of California-San Diego. She is the author of The Politics of Home: Postcolonial Relocations and Twentieth-Century Literature. She passed away in 2013.
Kirsten Silva Gruesz is Professor of Literature at the University of California-Santa Cruz. She is the author of Ambassadors of Culture: The Transamerican Origins of Latino Writing.
Sandra M. Gustafson is Professor of English, Concurrent Professor of American Studies, and Faculty Fellow at the Kroc Institute of International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Her most recent book is Imagining Deliberative Democracy in the Early American Republic.
Matthew Pratt Guterl is Professor of Africana Studies and American Studies at Brown University. He is the author of American Mediterranean: Southern Slaveholders in the Age of Emancipation.
Jack Halberstam (he/him) is Professor of English and Gender Studies at Columbia University. He is the author of The Queer Art of Failure and Wild Things: The Disorder of Desire.
Christina B. Hanhardt is Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland, College Park. She is the author of Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of Violence.
Glenn Hendler is Professor of English and American Studies at Fordham University. He is the author of David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs and co-editor of Keywords for American Cultural Studies.
Scott Herring is Associate Professor of English at Indiana University-Bloomington. He is the author of three books: Queering the Underworld, Another Country, and The Hoarders.
Rebecca Hill is Professor of American Studies at Kennesaw State University. She is the author of Men, Mobs and Law: Anti-Lynching and Labor Defense in U.S. Radical History and editor, with Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello and Joseph Entin, of Teaching American Studies: State of the Classroom as State of the Field.
Grace Kyungwon Hong (she/her) is Professor of Gender Studies and Asian American Studies as well as the Director of the Center for the Study of Women at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of Death beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference and co-editor of Strange Affinities: The Gender and Sexual Politics of Comparative Racialization.
Daniel Martinez HoSang is Associate Professor of Ethnicity, Race & Migration and American Studies at Yale University. He is co-author (with Joe Lowndes) of Producers, Parasites and Patriots: Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity.
June Howard is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of English, American Culture, and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is the author of Publishing the Family and The Center of the World: Regional Writing and the Puzzles of Place-time.
Elizabeth Hutchinson is Tow Associate Professor of Art History at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is the author of The Indian Craze: Primitivism, Modernism, and Transculturation in American Art, 1890-1915 and “Conjuring in Fog: Eadweard Muybridge at Point Reyes.”
Janet R. Jakobsen is Claire Tow Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is the author of The Sex Obsession: Perversity and Possibility in American Politics and co-author (with Ann Pellegrini) of Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance.
Susan Jeffords is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Portland State University. She is the author of The Remasculinization of America: Gender and the Vietnam War and Hard Bodies: Hollywood Masculinity in the Reagan Era.
E. Patrick Johnson is the Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University. He is the author of Appropriating Blackness: Performance and the Politics of Authenticity and Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South-An Oral History.
Walter Johnson is Professor of History and African and African American Studies at Harvard University. He is the author of River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom.
Miranda Joseph is Chair and Professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Debt to Society: Accounting for Life under Capitalism and Against the Romance of Community.
Moon-Ho Jung is Dio Richardson Professor of History at the University of Washington Seattle. He is the author of Coolies and Cane: Race, Labor, and Sugar in the Age of Emancipation and the editor of The Rising Tide of Color: Race, State Violence, and Radical Movements Across the Pacific.
Carla Kaplan is Davis Distinguished Professor of American Literature at Northeastern University. She is the author of Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance and of the forthcoming “Queen of the Muckrakers:” The Life and Times of Jessica Mitford. Kaplan also chairs the editorial board of Signs.
J. Kēhaulani Kauanui is Associate Professor in the Departments of American Studies and Anthropology at Wesleyan University. She is the author of Hawaiian Blood: Colonialism and the Politics of Sovereignty and Indigeneity.
David Kazanjian is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of The Colonizing Trick: National Culture and Imperial Citizenship in Early America and The Brink of Freedom: Improvising Life in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World.
Lauren F. Klein is Associate Professor of English and Quantitative Theory and Methods at Emory University, She is the author of An Archive of Taste: Race and Eating in the United States and co-author (with Catherine D’Ignazio) of Data Feminism.
Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren is the Artistic Director of Folded Paper Dance and Theatre Limited and the author of Hearing Difference: The Third Ear in Experimental, Deaf, and Multicultural Theater.
Erica Kohl-Arenas is Associate Professor of American Studies and Faculty Director of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life at the University of California, Davis. She is the author of The Self Help Myth: How Philanthropy Fails to Alleviate Poverty.
Josh Kun is Professor in the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism and the Department of American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, where he directs the Popular Music Project of the Norman Lear Center. His most recent book is Songs in the Key of Los Angeles: Sheet Music from the Collection of the Los Angeles Public Library.
Oneka LaBennett is Associate Professor of Africana Studies and American Studies at Cornell University. She is coeditor of Racial Formation in the Twenty-First Century, along with Daniel Martinez HoSang and Laura Pulido, and the author of She’s Mad Real: Popular Culture and West Indian Girls in Brooklyn.
George Lipsitz is Professor of Black Studies and Sociology at the University of California-Santa Barbara. His books include How Racism Takes Place, American Studies in a Moment of Danger, The Possessive Investment in Whiteness, and Time Passages. He served as coeditor of the American Crossroads series at the University of California Press and is editor of the Critical American Studies series at the University of Minnesota Press.
Eric Lott is Professor of English at the University of Virginia. His most recent book is Black Mirror: The Cultural Contradictions of American Racism.
Lisa Lowe is Professor of English and American Studies at Tufts University. She is the author of books on race, immigration, and globalization, including the forthcoming The Intimacies of Four Continents.
Joseph Lowndes is Professor of Political Science at the University of Oregon He is the author of From the New Deal to the New Right: Race and the Southern Origins of Modern Conservatism and co-author (with Daniel Martinez Hosang) of Producers, Parasites, Patriots: Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity.
Eithne Luibhéid is Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at University of Arizona. She is the author of Pregnant on Arrival: Making the ‘Illegal’ Immigrant and Entry Denied: Controlling Sexuality at the Border.
Sunaina Maira is Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California-Davis. She is the author of Desis in the House: Indian American Youth Culture in New York City, Missing: Youth, Citizenship, and Empire after 9/11, and Jil [Generation] Oslo: Palestinian Hip Hop, Youth Culture, and the Youth Movement. She coedited Youthscapes: The Popular, the National, and the Global.
Erin Manning is Professor of Fine Arts at Concordia University. She is the author of For a Pragmatics of the Useless and The Minor Gesture.
Susan Manning is Herman and Beulah Pearce Miller Research Professor at Northwestern University. She is co-editor of Futures of Dance Studies and the editor of a cluster of essays on South African choreographer Nelisiwe Xaba in TDR: The Drama Review.
Curtis Marez is Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of Farm Worker Futurism: Speculative Technologies of Resistance and University Babylon: Film and Race Politics on Campus.
Randy Martin was Professor and Chair of Art and Public Policy and Director of the graduate program in Arts Politics at New York University. He is the author of numerous books on financialization, including Knowledge, LTD: Toward a Social Logic of the Derivative. He passed away in 2015.
Meredith L. McGill is Professor of English at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. She is the author of American Literature and the Culture of Reprinting and the editor of The Traffic in Poems: Nineteenth-Century Poetry and Transatlantic Exchange and Taking Liberties with the Author.
Kembrew McLeod is Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa. He has published and produced several books and documentaries about music and popular culture, and his writings have appeared in the New York Times, Slate, and Rolling Stone. His book Freedom of Expression® received an American Library Association book award, and his documentary Copyright Criminals aired on PBS.
Tara McPherson is Associate Professor in the Critical Studies and Media Arts + Practice Divisions in the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Her coedited collection, Transmedia Frictions, and monograph, Designing for Difference, are forthcoming.
Robert McRuer is Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English at the George Washington University. He is the author of Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability (NYU Press, 2006); The Queer Renaissance: Contemporary American Literature and the Reinvention of Lesbian and Gay Identities (NYU Press, 1997). With Anna Mollow, he coedited Sex and Disability (2012). He is completing a manuscript tentatively titled Cripping Austerity.
Leerom Medovoi is Professor and Department Head of English at the University of Arizona. He was the founding director of the Portland Center for Public Humanities. He is the author of Rebels: Youth and the Cold War Origins of Identity. He is at work on a book titled The Second Axis of Race: Biopolitics of the Dogma Line.
Jodi Melamed is Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies at Marquette University. She is the author of Represent and Destroy: Rationalizing Violence in the New Racial Capitalism.
Timothy Mitchell is Professor in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University. His most recent book is Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil.
Fred Moten is Professor of Performance Studies at New York University. He is co-author (with Stefano Harney) of The Undercommons and All Incomplete.
Lisa Nakamura is Professor of Screen Arts and Cultures and American Cultures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is the author of Digitizing Race: Visual Cultures of the Internet, which won the Asian American Studies Association 2010 book award in cultural studies, and Cybertypes: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet and is coeditor of Race in Cyberspace and Race after the Internet.
Christopher Newfield is Professor of American Studies at the University of California-Santa Barbara. His most recent book is Unmaking the Public University: The Forty-Year Assault on the Middle Class.
Tavia Nyong’o (he/him) is William Lampson Professor of American Studies at Yale University and member of the Yale Prison Education Initiative. He is the author of The Amalgamation Waltz and Afro-Fabulations.
Crystal Parikh is Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis and English, and Director of the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University. She is the author of Writing Human Rights: The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color and An Ethics of Betrayal: The Politics of Otherness in Emergent U.S. Literature and Culture.
Donald E. Pease is Ted & Helen Geisel Professor in the Humanities at Dartmouth College. He is the author of The New American Exceptionalism and American Studies as Transnational Practice: Turning toward the Transpacific.
Pamela Perry is a sociologist and independent scholar. She is the author of Shades of White: White Kids and Racial Identities in High School.
Carla L. Peterson is Professor Emerita in the Department of English at the University of Maryland. She is the author of Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City.
Miriam Posner is Assistant Professor of Information Studies and Digital Humanities at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is working on a book on global supply chain software.
Vijay Prashad is the author of twenty-five books, including The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World and The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South.
Junaid Rana is Associate Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Terrifying Muslims: Race and Labor in the South Asian Diaspora (2011).
Lindsay Reckson is Assistant Professor of English at Haverford College. She is the author of Realist Ecstasy: Religion, Race, and Performance in American Literature and the editor of American Literature in Transition: The Long Nineteenth Century, Vol. IV (1876-1910).
Chandan Reddy (he/him) is Associate Professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and Comparative History of Ideas at the University of Washington. He is the author of Freedom with Violence: Race, Sexuality, and the US State.
Bruce Robbins is Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. His most recent book is The Beneficiary.
Juana María Rodríguez is Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of California-Berkeley. Her most recent book is Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures, and Other Latina Longings.
Valerie Rohy is Professor of English at the University of Vermont. Her most recent book is Anachronism and Its Others: Sexuality, Race, Temporality.
Andrew Ross is Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. He is the author of Stone Men: The Palestinians Who Built Israel, Creditocracy and the Case for Debt Refusal, and Nice Work if You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times.
David F. Ruccio is Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame and a former editor of the journal Rethinking Marxism. Among his recent books is Development and Globalization: A Marxian Class Analysis.
Susan M. Ryan is Professor of English at the University of Louisville. She is the author of The Moral Economies of American Authorship: Reputation, Scandal, and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Marketplace and The Grammar of Good Intentions: Race and the Antebellum Culture of Benevolence.
George J. Sanchez is Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity, and History at the University of Southern California. He is the author of Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945 and “‘What’s Good for Boyle Heights is Good for the Jews’: Creating Multiracialism on the Eastside During the 1950s.”
Jentery Sayers is Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Maker Lab in the Humanities at the University of Victoria. His work has appeared in American Literature, Digital Studies, e-Media Studies, Computational Culture, The New Work of Composing, the International Journal of Learning and Media, Victorian Review, and Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, among others.
Kyla Schuller (she/her) is Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She is the author of The Biopolitics of Feeling: Race, Sex, and Science in the Nineteenth Century and The Trouble with White Women: A Counterhistory of Feminism.
David S. Shields is Carolina Distinguished Professor at the University of South Carolina. He is the author of The Culinarians: Lives and Careers from the First Age of American Fine Dining and Southern Provisions.
Caroline Chung Simpson is Associate Professor of English at the University of Washington-Seattle. She is the author of An Absent Presence: Japanese Americans in Postwar American Culture, 1945-1960 and is currently working on a collection of essays about queer and Asian immigrant cultures in the South.
Nikhil Pal Singh is Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at New York University. He is the author of Race and America’s Long War and Black Is a Country: Race and the Unfinished Struggle for Democracy.
Stephanie Smallwood is Dio Richardson Professor and Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Washington-Seattle. She is the author of Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora.
Caleb Smith is Professor of English and American Studies at Yale University. He is working on an edition of a nineteenth-century prison narrative, “The Life and Adventures of a Haunted Convict.”
Siobhan B. Somerville is Associate Professor of English and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an affiliated faculty member in the Department of African American Studies and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory. She is the author of Queering the Color Line: Race and the Invention of Homosexuality in American Culture and coeditor of several special issues of journals, most recently “Queering the Middle: Race, Region, and Sexual Diasporas,” a special issue of GLQ.
Dean Spade is Associate Professor at the Seattle University School of Law. He is the author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law.
Amy Dru Stanley is a history professor at the University of Chicago She is the author of “Slave Emancipation and the Revolutionizing of Human Rights; “The Sovereign Market and Sex Difference: Human Rights in America”; the forthcoming The Antislavery Ethic and the Spirit of Commerce: An American History of Human Rights; and From Bondage to Contract: Wage Labor, Marriage and the Market in the Age of Slave Emancipation.
Shelley Streeby (she/her) is Professor of Ethnic Studies and Literature at the University of California, San Diego. She is the author of Imagining the Future of Climate Change: World-Making through Science Fiction and Activism and Radical Sensations: World-Movements, Violence, and Visual Culture.
Julie Sze is Professor of American Studies at the University of California, Davis. She is the author of three books, most recently, Environmental Justice in a Moment of Danger.
John Kuo Wei Tchen is founding director of the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Institute and Program at New York University. He is cofounder of the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA). He is coeditor of Yellow Peril! An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear and chief historian for a New-York Historical Society traveling exhibition on the origins and legacy of the Chinese Exclusion Act (1882).
Paul Thomas was Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is co-author (with David Lloyd) of Culture and the State. He passed away in 2016.
Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu is Associate Professor of Asian Pacific American Studies at New York University. She is the author of The Beautiful Generation: Asian Americans and the Cultural Economy of Fashion and Experiments in Skin: Race and Beauty in the Shadows of Vietnam.
Priscilla Wald is R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English at Duke University. She is the author of Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative and Constituting Americans: Cultural Anxiety and Narrative Form.
Rebecca Wanzo is Professor and Chair of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. She is the author of The Suffering Will Not Be Televised: African American Sentimental Storytelling and The Content of Our Caricature: African American Comic Art and Political Belonging. Her work can also be found in journals such as American Literature, Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies, differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, and Women & Performance.
Michael Warner is Seymour H. Knox Professor of English at Yale University. He is a co-editor (with Craig Calhoun and Jonathan VanAntwerpen) of Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age and the author of a forthcoming book, The Evangelical Public Sphere in Eighteenth-Century America.
Robert Warrior is Hall Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Kansas. He is co-author (with Paul Chaat Smith) of Like a Hurricane: The Indian Movement from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee and the editor of The World of Indigenous North America.
Alys Eve Weinbaum is Associate Professor of English at the University of Washington-Seattle. She is the author of Wayward Reproductions: Genealogies of Race and Nation in Transatlantic Modern Thought and is completing a book titled The Afterlife of Slavery: Human Reproduction in Biocapitalism.
Henry Yu is Associate Professor of History and Principal of St. John’s College at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of Thinking Orientals: Race, Migration, and Contact in Modern America.
George Yúdice is Professor and Chair of Modern Languages and Literatures and Latin American Studies at the University of Miami, where he is also Director of the Miami Observatory on Communication and Creative Industries. He is the author of Cultural Policy, The Expediency of Culture: Uses of Culture in the Global Era, Nuevas tecnologías, música y experiencia, and Culturas emergentes en el mundo hispano de Estados Unidos.
Sandra A. Zagarell is Emerita Donald R. Longman Professor of English and Visiting Professor at Oberlin College. A senior editor of the Heath Anthology of American Literature, she publishes on postbellum regionalism, narratives of community, the queer Americanness of Henry James’s The Portrait of a Lady, Lydia Sigourney, and Alice Dunbar-Nelson.