Kathleen Frederickson ( is in the Ph.D program at the University of Chicago, concentrating on late-Victorian aestheticism and decadence. Her work has been published in Rhubard Magazine (Winnipeg) and Scrivener Creative Review (Montreal).

Rahul Krishna Gairola ( is a graduate student at Rhode Island College, where he also teaches. He received his BA from George Mason University, and has studied at the Syracuse University London Centre and at St. Catharine's College, Cambridge University. He is currently finishing a thesis on food metaphors in literary magical realism and has published in Literature & Psychology: a journal of psychoanalytic and cultural criticism.

ross glover ( is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Boston College. He is the co-founder and managing editor of Social Moments: A Journal of Possibilities and Positions. He was published in The Canadian Journal of Social and Political Theory (Ctheory) and has presented his video art and film work in various venues. His present research in technology and culture examines the complex narratives of technology to understand the epistemic shift(s) the computer-saturated world will produce.

Cynthia James ( is a Trinidadian writer of long standing. Her first recognition came in drama with her prize-winning play No Resolution, produced for Trinidad and Tobago Television in 1980. She was also won awards in poetry and short fiction. Her work has been published in regional and international journals such as World Literature Today, Massachusetts Review, The Caribbean Writer, Sisters of Caliban, The Lincoln Theatre Review, and the Trinidad and Tobago Review. She graduated with a Ph.D in Caribbean literature from Howard University, Washington D.C., and has taught at the University of the West Indies. Forthcoming in 2000 is her novel Bluejean.

Harveen Sachdeva Mann ( is Associate Professor of English at Loyola University, Chicago, where she teaches postcolonial studies. She has published and lectured extensively on postcolonial literature, critical theory, and cultural studies in American, Canadian, British, and Indian journals and conferences. She is currently completing a book-length monograph entitled In Pursuit of Equality: Feminism and Nationalism in South Asian Women's Literature.

Jerome L. McElroy ( is Professor of Economics at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana. He has held teaching positions at St. John's College in Belize, the University of the Virgin Islands in St. Thomas, and the University of Notre Dame. He and Klaus de Albuquerque collaborated on over forty articles concerning inter-island migration, sustainable small-scale agriculture, the impact of island tourism, the socio-economic and political effects of status change, and, more recently, patterns of crime in the Caribbean. These works have appeared in such journals as: Annals of Tourism Research, Ekistics, International Migration Review, Nature and Resources, Social and Economic Studies, Caribbean Affairs, Pacific Tourism Review, and Insula. He has also published short narrative and lyrical poetry in a number of U.S. literary magazines.

Neal McLeod ( is an Assistant Professor at the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College in the Department of Indian Studies. He is currently working on his Ph.D thesis entitled "Cree Narrative History." He is the author of several articles including "Coming Home Through Stones," "Indigenous Being," "Indians and Open-Ended Political Rationality," and "Rethinking Treaty Six in the Spirit of Mistahi Maskwa (Big Bear)."

Angelia Poon ( is a doctoral candidate in the English and American Literature Department at Brandeis University, Massachusetts. She received her BA (Honours) from St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, UK, and her Joint MA in English and Women's Studies from Brandeis University. Her research interests include Victorian literature and postcolonial theory and literatures.

Abioseh Michael Porter ( , a native of Sierra Leone, is an Associate Professor of humanities at Drexel University in Philadelphia. He also edits the ALA (African Literature Association) Bulletin. At Drexel, he won the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching and was also nominated for the national "Professor of the Year" award.

Stephen Pritchard ( has recently completed his doctoral thesis on postcolonialism, representation, and indigeneity at the Centre for Comparative Literature & Cultural Studies at Monash University, Melbourne. He is a contributor to The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory (Blackwell), has published in Common/Plural, and has an essay forthcoming in Social Semiotics.

Piers M. Smith ( received his doctorate in 1997 from the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis. He now teaches English at Kuwait University.

Timothy Weiss ( is author of On the Margins: The Art of Exile in V. S. Naipaul (Amherst MA: U of Massachusetts P, 1992) and of articles on literature and professional writing. His work in progress treats the concepts of translation and cultural difference. He has been a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco. He has taught at the University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign and at the University of Maine. He is currently Associate Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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