Sari Altschuler is Associate Professor of English and the founding director of Health, Humanities, and Society at Northeastern University. She is the author of The Medical Imagination: Literature and Health in the Early United States (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018) and currently at work on a monograph about disability and citizenship in the early United States.

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 emeritus 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.

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.

Cristobal Silva is an associate professor of English at UCLA. He is the author of Miraculous Plagues: An Epidemiology of Early New England Narrative.