Victor Bascara ( recently finished his dissertation, "Money, Race, and Empire: Asian American Literature and the Emergence of United States Imperialism," in Columbia University's Department of English. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Georgia.

Tina Chen ( is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at Vanderbilt University. She is presently working on a book about acts of impersonation in Asian American literature and culture.

John Charles Goshert ( is a PhD. Candidate at Purdue University, where he teaches literature and composition. "Frank Chin is not a Part of This Class!" presents a section of his dissertation, Other Possible Identities, which also addresses the work of Ishmael Reed and Sarah Schulman. An essay that treats punk aesthetics and politics during the 1980s is forthcoming in Popular Music and Society.

Jaba M. Gupta ( is currently working on a doctorate in Education at the University of San Francisco, after having completed a Ph.D. in English (Themes and Techniques of the Indian Short Story in English) at Patna University, India.

Jinny Huh ( is a doctoral fellow in the Department of English at the University of Southern California. She received her BA in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Irvine and her Master's Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interests include twentieth-century Asian American and African American literature, postcolonialism, and detective fiction.

Stephen Knadler ( is an Assistant Professor of English at Spelman College in Atlanta. He is currently revising a manuscript on "minority" writers' interventions into the historical formation of "white identitles" entitled "The Fugitive Race: Inenting and Resisting Whiteness, 1850-1960." An early chapter from this monography, "Untragic Mulatto: Charles Chesnutt and the Discourse of Whiteness," was published in American Literary History.

Suchitra Mathur ( is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. Her areas of interest include postcolonial and feminist theory, ethnic literatures of the U.S., and South Asian women's literature. Her current research focuses on the transnational contours of Indian feminism.

Sura Rath ( is a Professor of English and director of the endowed program in India Studies at LSU-Shreveport. His essays have appeared in Studies in Short Fiction, South Central Review, Diogenes, Journal of Caribbean Literature, Journal of Contemporary Thought, Flannery O'Connor Bulletin, Literature and Belief, College Literature, Connecticut Review, and Dictionary of Literary Biography. He has edited Flannery O'Connor: New Perspectives (1996) and Sitakant Mahapatra: The Poet as Mythographer (2000). He is a co-editor of the Journal of Contemporary Thought. His current project is a book on V. S. Naipaul and the Indian diaspora.

Josna E. Rege ( is Assistant Professor of English at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, where she teaches postcolonial literatures in English, postcolonial studies, and modern and contemporary British fiction. Her scholarly interests include the discourses of Indian nationalism, women's writing in India and the South Asian diaspora, and relationships between the regional and the cosmopolitan. She is currently writing a history of the Indian English novel.

Viet Thanh Nguyen ( is Assistant Professor of English and Asian American Studies at the University of Southern California. His essays on Asian American literature have been published in American Literary History, Western American Literature, and positions: east asia cultures critique. He is working on a book about representations of the body in Asian American literature.

Hope S. Yu ( is a graduate student in English at the University of Calgary. Her thesis is titled "Bridging Cultures: The Migrant Philippine Woman in the Works of Jessica Hagedorn and Cecili Manguerra Brainard." She is also a creative writer who has published work in The Independent Post, The Cart, The Freeman, Sunstar, and Today's Carolinian.

Zhou Xiaojing ( received her Ph.D. in English from the Memorial University of Newfoundland. She teaches Asian American studies at the State University of New York, Buffalo. Her publications include Elizabeth Bishop: Rebel "in Shades and Shadows", and numerous articles on Asian American literature in anthologies and journals.

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