Liza Ann Acosta ( is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at North Park University in Chicago. She recently defended her doctoral dissertation on Ritual and Inter-American Women's Drama at The Pennsylvania State University. Her work examines the meaningful manners in which marginalized women position themselves at the center of ritual and offer revolutionary means of social transformation through the theater.

Emevwo Biakolo ( took his Ph.D in 1988 from the University of Ibadan where he also taught for ten years. Since 1995 he has been at the Department of English, University of Botswana. He is a Senior Lecturer in African Literature and Culture. He considers it important to a fair assessment of his views on women and feminism to note that he is married to Margaret Emoefe-Biakolo who has a Ph.D in Special Education and is also a lecturer in the University of Botswana.

Maitseo Bolaane ( is in the department of history in the faculty of humanities at the University of Botswana. She has been a lecturer since graduating with an M.A. in African history from the University of London. Now she is on study leave doing a doctoral program on environmental history at the University of Oxford. She is engaged in a comparative study of the history of national parks and game reserves in eastern and southern Africa. Also she has recently completed a study on "Assessing Gender Dimensions in Community-Based Natural Resource Management, The Case of Botswana."

Kanisha Chowdury ( is Associate Professor of English at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in postcolonial literature and American cultural studies. He has published articles and reviews in journals such as College Literature, Meditations, modern Fiction Studies, New Hibernia Review, and World Literature Today. He is currently working on a project on diasporic Indian film and transnational identity.

Michelle Commeyras ( is Associate Professor in the Department of Reading Education at the University of Georgia. She earned her Ph.D. in Education at the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana and her M.A. in Critical and Creative Thinking at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She strives to be a feminist literacy animator who brings critical inquiry and creative processes to her teaching and scholarship. During the 1997-98 academic years she was a Fulbright lecturer on gender and education at the University of Botswana in southern Africa.

Glenn D'Cruz ( is a sessional lecturer in the School of Contemporary Art, Deakin University, Australia. He is currently revising his doctoral thesis for publication under the title, "Mongrels, Half-castes and Pariahs: Rethinking Anglo-Indian stereotypes in Colonial and Postcolonial Discourse.'

Hsiu-Chuang Deppman ( is an Assistant Profesor of Chinese at Trinity University. She teaches Chinese language, Comparative Literature, and modern Chinese fiction and film. She has published work on Virginia Woolf, Eileen Chang, and Pai Hsien-yung and is currently working on a book about the reinvention of Orientalism in the works of Su Tong and Zhang Yimou.

Scott Fogden is a recent Political Science graduate of the University of Victoria in British Columbia. He has tendered research proposals to both the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and Beijing University in the fields of Critical Security Studies and sub-national Chinese movements.

Jerome L. McElroy ( , Professor of Economics at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, 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. With the late Klaus de Albuquerque, former Jouvert contributor, he has written extensively on island migration, sustainable small-scale agriculture, the impact of island tourism, patterns of race and ethnicity, and crime and tourism in the Caribbean 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. His poetry has appeared in a number of small literary magazines.

Mala Pandurang ( teaches at the Dr. B. M. N. College, Mumbai, India, affiliated with the SNDT Women's University. She is also a Fellow with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, and is working on a post-doctoral project on theorising the Indian diasporic experience. Her publications include Post-Colonial African Fiction (Delhi: Pencraft International 1997), Articulating Gender (co-editor; Delhi: Pencraft International 2000), and Vikram Seth: Multiple Locations, Multiple Affiliations (Jaipur: Rawat 2001).

Rajeev S. Patke ( is Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the National University of Singapore. He has authored The Long Poems of Wallace Stevens: An Interpretative Study (Cambridge UP 1985) and co-authored Institutions in Cultures: Theory and Practice (Rodopi 1996). He has recently completed work on a course on Post-colonial Literatures of the Asia-Pacific region for the Open University in Singapore, and is completing a book about Asian extrapolations from the work of Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno.

Alexandra Schultheis ( is an Assistant Professor at the George Washington University where she teaches courses in American, postcolonial, and women's literature. "Family Matters in Jamaica Kincaid's The Autobiography of My Mother" is an excerpt from a longer manuscript on the decline of the nation as family metaphor in works by Kincaid, Bharati Mukherjee, Darryl Pinckney, and Salman Rushdie.

Timothy Weiss ( is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is author of On the Margins: The Art of Exile in V.S. Naipaul (University of Massachusetts Press, 1992) and articles on modern literature and post/colonial literature.

Deborah Wyrick (") is Associate Professor of English at North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC. The author of books on Jonathan Swift and Frantz Fanon, as well as of many scholarly articles in a variety of areas, she teaches postcolonial theory, Caribbean literature, and eighteenth-century studies. She is founder and editor of Jouvert.

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